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Category Archives: Consumer Law

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Attorney Brendan Sweeney featured in the June edition of the Broward County Bar Barrister

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The Telephone Consumer Protection Act: A Powerful Consumer Protection Statute Lurking in the Shadows of Mobile Marketing   Imagine for a moment that a long-term client calls her attorney to discuss some items, and, in passing, the client ad-vises her attorney that she really has been bringing in new customers lately. The attorney congratulates… Read More »

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FACTA and Your Consumer Rights

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Identity theft is one of the leading consumer crimes in the U.S. In 2017, over 6% of consumers became victims of identity fraud. That is about 1 in 15 people. In countable numbers, that equals to 16.7 million victims as of 2017. Unfortunately, there is has been a study increase of identity theft over… Read More »

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Three Things You Should Know About ESI Discovery in Florida

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Electronically stored information or ESI is information that is stored in electronic form.  It contemplates a wide variety of media types without regard to how it was originally created. Therefore, electronically stored information can include conventional electronic documents such as spreadsheets, word and other document processing programs. ESI also includes electronic content on the… Read More »

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So You Bought a Lemon

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What is a Lemon? A lemon is a new vehicle that possesses manufacturing defects. The defects are usually found to affect the value, safety and purpose of the vehicle. As such, a vehicle that possesses irredeemable issues with one or various parts qualifies as a lemon.  Realistically, more than 1% of vehicles sold yearly… Read More »

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Reverse Mortgages: Are They Really One of the Coolest Things Since Sliced Bread?

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Recently one of my favorite actors from the 1980s, Tom Selleck, has seen an increase in his screen time. The former Magnum PI star is not playing another dramatic role whipping around Hawaii in a bright red Ferrari, but instead is informing the public and serving as a spokesperson about the benefits of reverse… Read More »

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Four Things You Need to Know About the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act (FCCPA)

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FCCPA Builds Upon Federal Legislation The Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act establishes legal protections to eliminate deceptive and abusive debt collection practices. The Act covers practices by both debtors and creditors. FCCPA supplements the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, which provides the same protections under federal law. FCCPA adds additional protections for consumers conducting… Read More »

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