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Attorney Brendan A. Sweeney of Sweeney Law, P.A. Featured in the July Edition of the Broward County Bar Barrister – THE 2020 ELECTORAL SEASON IN BROWARD COUNTY

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The 2020 electoral season in Broward County will most likely be one of the most important in recent history, due to many high-profile positions having open seats for the first time in years. These include, but are not limited to, State Attorney, Public Defender, as well as elections for Clerk of the Court and… Read More »

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Attorney Brendan Sweeney Featured In PhocusWire – Unraveling COVID-19 hygiene liability issues for short-term rentals

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By Mitra Sorrells | June 11, 2020 Just six months ago, the topic of cleanliness and hygiene in the travel industry was largely a given. Save for occasional stories of illnesses on cruise ships or bed bug outbreaks in hotels, in general travelers around the world have been getting on planes, checking into hotels… Read More »

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Attorney Brendan A. Sweeney of Sweeney Law, P.A. Featured in the February Edition of the Broward County Bar Barrister – THE ABC’S OF ATTORNEY’S FEES IN FLORIDA

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Florida courts have accepted the “American Rule” with respect to awarding at­torney’s fees to a prevailing party in litigation. The “American Rule” requires that “in the ab­sence of legislation providing otherwise, liti­gants must pay their own attorney’s fees.” Simply put, attorney’s fees may usually only be awarded if the contract that is at issue allows for recovery… Read More »

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Attorney Brendan A. Sweeney of Sweeney Law, P.A. Featured in the December Edition of the Broward County Bar Barrister, Current Issues Facing Broward County Court With the Honorable Robert W. Lee

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Broward County is Florida’s second largest county with a population just under two million people, and the caseloads are among the highest in the state. Judge Robert W. Lee, as the presiding Administrative Judge of Broward County Court, has his finger on the pulse of everything that is going on with the thirty-two Judges… Read More »

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ATTORNEY MATTHEW P. SCHULZE OF SWEENEY LAW, P.A. FEATURED IN THE JULY EDITION OF THE BROWARD BAR BARRISTER

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Florida Cannabis Legislative Update Cannabis, or marijuana, contains two major compounds: cannabidiol and tetrahydrocan-nabinol. Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is the “non-euphoric” compound extracted from hemp, a form of cannabis, and used for treating pain and relieving inflammation. Tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC, is the “psychoactive” compound which causes marijuana’s “high”. Just this month,… 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

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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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