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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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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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Texts

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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ConsRights2

Proposed Changes to Federal Deposition Rule Could Cause Problems

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Whether your case is in federal or state court, there are rules that govern how your case is litigated. The rules are supposed to act as a kind of rulebook, governing many things, but of particular importance, governing how the parties obtain needed information from each other. A recent change is being proposed to… Read More »

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Hospitals Must Now List Prices, but Good Luck Finding Them

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When you go to a department store or a restaurant, you have a list of products or services, with prices next to them so that you know what you’re getting for what price. That’s a common sense way to do business. So why don’t you have that same option and those same disclosures from… Read More »

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Law Requires Businesses Deal With Consumers Honestly

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Can a business or a company lie to you? Certainly, we expect a certain level of truth from businesses, and we know that lies in advertising can lead to lawsuits. If a lie is in a written agreement, we know that we can sue for breach of contract. On the other hand, there is… Read More »

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ConsumerRights

Subprime Lending Leading to More Auto Loan Deficiency Lawsuits

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Einstein once said the definition of insanity was doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. If that’s true then America’s banks and lending institutions should probably be committed, because it looks like they are engaging in many of the same mistakes as the housing industry did during the… Read More »

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ConsumerProte

Arbitration Clauses Threaten Consumer’s Right to Trial by Jury

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The constitutional right to a jury in court is under attack, and big business and banks are leading the charge to strip away at this crucial right that should belong to all citizens. They do this by forcing consumers to sign arbitration clauses waiving the right to a jury. These clauses are hidden in… Read More »

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MedicalBills

Studies Look at Catastrophic Financial Toll on Cancer Patients

By Jacobs Legal |

Being diagnosed with a life threatening disease is bad enough. The trauma, anxiety and anguish is enough to try the hearts and souls of the strongest victims and their families. Now imagine adding insult to injury: a wipeout of a family’s life savings. That’s the stark reality for people receiving treatment for diseases like… Read More »

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What You Should Know About Florida Usury Laws

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Usury doesn’t sound like the kind of topic that comes up on a day to day basis. It may actually sound like something that comes up in gangster movies or stories about bookies taking under the table bets. And it’s true that most major lenders, well aware of the usury laws in their state,… Read More »

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