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Alternative Credit Scoring Methods are Being Used More Often

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If you were told that there were only three restaurant chains that served every American, you would probably think that was crazy. Yet, there remain three credit reporting agencies (CRAs) that gather and report on everyone’s credit: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. However, some startup companies are trying to change how credit is scored to… Read More »

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Supreme Court Starts to Close the Door on FDCPA Protections in Foreclosure Cases

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The U.S. Supreme Court recently weighed in on the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the law that protects consumers from abusive collection practices. The Court had to determine whether collectors and their attorneys that engage in foreclosures are covered by the act. The Court unfortunately limited consumer protections, but the applicability in Florida… Read More »

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Can a Defendant Find Out if Your Attorney Referred You to a Doctor?

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When people are involved in an accident of any kind, they may already have doctors that they know and can trust. They may find an attorney while already undergoing medical treatment. But many victims do not know where to turn to for medical help. Many victims will ask their personal injury attorney for a… Read More »

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Uber Lawsuit Shows How Crime Victims Can Obtain Damages for Their Injuries

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We’ve written in the past about how criminal acts can not only lead to criminal punishment, but crime victims may have avenues to sue in civil court for the injuries they sustain. Ride sharing giant Uber’s recent legal problems are a good example of just this situation. Uber Sued Over Failure to Warn Uber… Read More »

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Miami Judge Issues Order to Show Cause Against US Bank for Flouting Discovery Order

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Our Firm Successfully Argues Law Allowing Seizure of Rents Cannot Apply to Our Client

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We are proud to announce that our firm recently won a major battle in state court by successfully arguing that a portion of Florida foreclosure law was illegal under the Florida Constitution. The fight is likely not over, but this is a big step in asserting consumer and homeowner’s rights. The Law Allowing Rent… Read More »

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Big Banks are in More Trouble

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America’s biggest banks and financial institutions don’t just lie to and defraud innocent consumers. A recent lawsuit demonstrates that they may also try to break the law when it comes to investors in other financial products as well. Banks’ Role in Defrauding Investors in the 2000s As the economy began to collapse in the… Read More »

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Meet Attorney Amida Umesh Frey

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When clients come to us looking for help, many of them are looking for the name on the door: Bruce Jacobs. But as you may know, just because there is one name on the door doesn’t mean there is only one attorney in the firm. The best law firms make sure that every attorney… Read More »

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More Companies Sued for Illegal Text Messages Under the TCPA

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Text messages are an incredibly personal mode of communication. They are immediate, direct, and we are naturally programmed to stop what we are doing and look at our phones when a text message comes in. That’s why it is so bothersome when that text message ends up being an advertisement. The TCPA Covers Text… Read More »

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Plan to Change Student Loan Repayment System Isn’t a Help to Borrowers

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With more and more people struggling under student loan debt, and with student loan providers having powers and rights that many other creditors do not, this does not sound like a great time to be giving them even more power. However, a new proposal being considered by congress could give student loans the power… Read More »

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