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Boating Accidents are More Common in Florida Than Other States

Florida leads the nation in boating accidents. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, in 2018, the state reported 607 boating accidents, causing $7 million in damages, injuring hundreds and costing 57 people their lives. Boating accidents, especially in Florida, happen more often than you might think, and the number of registered recreational vessels is climbing [...]

Ruby Receptionists overcharged 18,000 clients

Lawsuits against one of Portland’s best-known young companies allege that Ruby Receptionists overcharged 18,000 clients by more than $30 million. Parallel cases filed in federal and state courts seek class-action status, alleging the Portland-based answering service didn’t properly disclose how it charges for time its operators spend talking with clients. And the suits allege Ruby [...]

Hidden Hotel Fees May Be Unlawful

How many times have you checked out of a hotel and been slammed with resort fees? When you made your reservation were you advised you were being charged these fees?  According to a survey by Consumer Reports, the majority of people are not made aware of these fees until they are checking out.  Resort, amenities, [...]

Cartier’s Love Bracelet Screw Design “Flaw”

Cartier's Love Bracelet is one of the most recognizable luxury jewelry items and a staple of luxury worn by celebrities such as Kyle Jenner. The Love Bracelet is modeled after medieval chastity belts and it became as a way to show everyone you were “locked in love”. The design of the bracelet is meant for [...]

What to do if you’re injured riding an electronic scooter

Electronic scooters can now be found in almost every major state around the country.  As cities scramble to come up with laws to regulate scooter usage, hundreds of people are getting hurt. If you're injured using an electronic scooter or e-scooter, be sure to: properly document your injury including taking photos of accident scenes or [...]

Florida Leads USA in Boating Accidents

Florida has more registered recreational water vessels than any other state in the nation.  Little compares to the calm of a light-wind cruise on a sailboat, a leisurely outing on a motor boat, or the thrill of a ride on a speed boat. There is something special about being on the water and leaving the [...]

Ruby Receptionists Sued Over Their Billing Practices

Two class action lawsuits have been filed against Ruby Receptionist, Maiden Insurance, LLC v. Ruby Receptionist, Inc., and McKenzie Law Firm P.A., and Oliver Law Offices, Inc. v Ruby Receptionist. Both lawsuits allege that Ruby Receptionists’ undisclosed billing practices resulted in customers receiving fewer “Receptionist Minutes” than they were originally contracted and paid for, and overcharged companies [...]

How Consumers Can Ultimately Win the Robocall Battle

Robocalls are more than pesky, unsolicited phone calls we all receive. But did you know that these unwanted solicitations from businesses are often not legal? Recently, questionable telemarketing tactics by smart home products and systems manufacturer Alarm.com led to a $28 million settlement in a class action lawsuit. Also, Jenny Craig recently settled a $3 [...]

Were you Cheated by Mattress One?

Mattress One is one of the nation's largest mattress retailers. If you live in Florida, chances are good that you have a location near you, and have seen their ads promising enticing rebates. But is this a company you can trust? Our product liability lawyers are currently investigating claims from dissatisfied Mattress One customers across [...]

Fake Nurse Arrested for Medicaid Fraud in Florida

A woman has been arrested in Florida after an investigation by the Medicaid Fraud branch of the Florida Attorney General's office showed she had falsely claimed to be a nurse. First Coast News reports that Amy Suzanne Pohlman, 48, has been charged with two counts of practicing as a health care professional without a license. [...]