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Category Archives: Consumer Fraud

Cryptocurrency

Are Cryptocurrency Projects Subject To Federal Securities Laws?

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

During the recent Super Bowl, the most widely discussed commercials were those for various cryptocurrency projects. This has prompted a good deal of discussion over whether cryptocurrency is a legitimate investment or just another Ponzi scheme. Indeed, one question many people have about cryptocurrency is to what extent, if at all, various consumer protection… Read More »

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Federal Court Dismisses Consumer Protection Lawsuit Over 150-Year Old Spice Ban

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA) is a state law designed to protect consumers from various forms of business misconduct. A consumer who has suffered a financial loss or injury due to an unfair or deceptive act can file a civil lawsuit against the offending business. However, even if there is a… Read More »

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False Advertising: What Consumers Need to Know About Deceptive Advertising Practices

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

State and federal law prohibit manufacturers, retailers, and companies from using misleading tactics or false and deceptive advertising practices to increase their sales and profits. A consumer who has been a victim of deceptive advertising practices can seek legal recourse by contacting an experienced consumer fraud lawyer. Most states, including Florida, adopted the Uniform… Read More »

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A Number of Hand Sanitizer Companies Identified for Selling Toxic Products to Consumers

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

We’ve previously covered a number of severe consumer fraud issues that have arisen due to COVID-19, all of which involve companies trying to make a quick profit, such as one here in Florida that tried to sell bleach as a cure for the virus. Unfortunately, these deceptive, illegal practices that cause consumers to suffer… Read More »

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FTC Lawsuit Against Match for Shady Subscription & Other Business Practices Brings a Number of Corporate Practices into Question

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

In late September, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it was suing the Match Group for issues related to fraudulent business practices and consumer fraud and protection. The Match Group is the owner of most of the notorious dating apps; not just including Match, but also Hinge, OkCupid, PlentyofFish, Tinder. According to the… Read More »

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Injunctive Relief in Consumer Fraud Cases

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Consumers have long been able to sue for damages in connection with consumer fraud, but what about injunctive relief? Courts have recently issued split decisions on whether, in addition to collecting damages,  a consumer can also force the manufacturer to change a label.. Specifically, the Ninth Circuit recently held that the consumer who was… Read More »

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Consumer Fraud Lawsuit Filed Against Google Concerning Health Care Privacy

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

A new consumer fraud lawsuit has been filed against Google and the University of Chicago Medical Center, alleging that healthcare providers failed to protect the privacy of hundreds of thousands of patient medical records. The lawsuit is linked to the companies partnering in research linked to hospital readmissions and, in doing so, allegedly allowing… Read More »

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Walmart Sued for Consumer Fraud Practices

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

In June, corporate giant Walmart was sued for consumer fraud; specifically, for selling homeopathic medicines right alongside medicine that had been tested by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The lawsuit alleges that, in doing so, Walmart is engaging in fraud that risks customer health. According to the National Capital Poison Control Center, approximately… Read More »

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Where Consumer Fraud, Protection, & Estate Planning Meet: Protecting Florida’s Elderly Population

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Consumer fraud committed against the elderly is the “crime of the 21st-century,” especially here in Florida. A number of elderly individuals are taken advantage of every year; completely unbeknownst to their families. According to researchers, one of the biggest challenges in preventing financial exploitation of the elderly has to do with being able to… Read More »

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Rampant Consumer Fraud With Seafood Products Found

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

CBS News recently covered a shocking new consumer fraud investigation involving businesses selling mislabeled seafood. According to the expose, one in five fish samples tested at grocery stores, small markets and restaurants turned out to be mislabeled, possibly due to the U.S. importing (and failing to vigorously track) 90 percent of its seafood from… Read More »