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Hiring a Contractor? Perform These Simple Checks to Minimize Legal Mishaps

By Sweeney Law, PA |

As a property owner, you will, at one time or another, have the need to hire a contractor. Small projects are easily accomplished during a day’s visit and require little time investment. However, if you intend on starting a larger project that will involve weeks or months of tearing and building, it is imperative… Read More »

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Mechanic’s Lien Law in Florida

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What is a Mechanic’s Lien? A Mechanic’s Lien is a form a security interest that is obtained by an individual who provides services, materials and labor as a way to add value to personal or real property. The individual who labored on the property can seek an interest against the property in the form… Read More »

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Construction Site Injuries: Evaluating the Injured Party

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Construction injury law is an inherently complex area of law. When a construction injury case goes to litigation, there are many moving parts and multiple involved parties. The involvement of multiple parties creates a legal environment of shifting liabilities and a web-like map of possibly liable persons depending on the circumstances of the accident…. Read More »

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FTC Takes Robocalls Issue to the Senate

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Earlier this month, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) who created the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TPCA), brought the major issue of robocalls to the Senate floor to seek policy reform and to combat unsolicited automated phone calls to cell phone users. The FTC claims that the issue of robocalls has only gotten worse over… Read More »

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Wireless Telemarketing and The TCPA: Learn The Facts

By Sweeney Law, PA |

Unsolicited telemarketing to wireless devices is an issue we run into often here at Sweeney Law. The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) lays out strict rules for the lawful conduct of telemarketers, yet many companies and organizations are finding ways to confuse consumers. Whether you’re a consumer or running a business, we want you… Read More »

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3 Things To Know About TCPA

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First and foremost we need to break down what the TCPA is by looking a little deeper into its background and history. TCPA stands for the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and it was signed into law in 1991 to help limit telephone solicitations or telemarketing, and the has regulations on the use of autodialers,… Read More »

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Equifax Data Breach: What Consumers Need to Know and Need to Do

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Earlier this month Equifax revealed that it suffered massive data breaches and were hacked on two separate occasions. Troubling, is that the hackers were able to obtain accessed people’s names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses and, in some instances, driver’s license numbers. They also stole credit card numbers for about 209,000 people and… Read More »

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Business Basics: How to Stay in Compliance with the TCPA

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If you a running a business that uses telecommunication to connect with potential customers or consumers, you’ll need to know a thing or two about the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and how to stay in compliance. A Bit of Background The TCPA was developed as protection for marketing consumers, but the rules and regulations… Read More »

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Go Big or Go Home – Americans Now Have the Highest Credit-Card Debt in History

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Steps Borrowers Should Take in a Credit Card Lawsuit A Federal Reserve report from earlier this month indicated that as of June of 2017 Americans have $1.021 trillion in outstanding revolving credit. Revolving credit is a type of credit that can be used repeatedly up to a certain limit as long as the account… Read More »

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Ninth Circuit Continues Trend throughout the Country That a False Statement by a Debt Collector Must Be Material in Order for There to Be a Violation

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In Afewerki v. Anaya Law Grp., 9th Cir., 15-cv-56510, 8/18/17, the Ninth Circuit held that false statement by a debt collector must be “material” to be actionable under the FDCPA and clarified its interpretation of materiality. In Afewerki the defendant law firm, Anaya Law Group, filed a complaint in California state court for an… Read More »

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