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Can A Business Enforce An Arbitration Agreement You Signed With A Third Party?

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

When you purchase goods or services online, you are often asked to click a box saying you agree to certain “terms and conditions” or “terms of use.” Buried in these terms there is often a binding arbitration clause. Basically, this means that if something goes wrong with your purchase and you want to sue… Read More »

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How Can I Stop Debt Collector Harassment?

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

If you fall behind on a car loan, mortgage, credit card, or other payments, you may experience what is known as “debt collector harassment.” A debt collector may call you multiple times a day or week with the intent to intimidate and force you to pay off the debt. Fortunately, there are ways to… Read More »

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How Can I Sue a Company for Telephone Harassment?

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Many companies use the so-called robocalls and automatic telephone dialing systems (autodialers) to call consumers and provide unsolicited information, advertisement, or even threaten them with legal action (this often happens when dealing with a debt collection company). However, there is a fine line between permissible telemarketing calls and telephone harassment. Under the Telephone Consumer… Read More »

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Florida Company Caught Selling Consumers Bleach Chemicals as Cure for Coronavirus

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

Another serious Florida consumer fraud and protection issue related to the coronavirus has recently plagued both the market and consumers.  On April 16, a federal judge ordered “Genesis II Church of Health and Healing” and its associates to stop selling its “Miracle Mineral Solution,” (also known as “Miracle Mineral Supplement,” “Chlorine Dioxide Protocol,” “Water… Read More »

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Coronavirus Price Gouging Consumer Fraud in Florida

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

According to law-enforcement officials across the country, including here in Florida, price gouging has become a serious consumer fraud and protection issue since the coronavirus crisis has hit, and not only is this an issue in terms of the individual sellers, but also the online platforms that host the sellers, such as Amazon, Craigslist,… Read More »

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There Is One Regulation That Is Miserably Failing Consumers & Killing People

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

It is a horrifying, dangerous consumer safety and protection issue many of us thought was already resolved: Tip-over furniture accidents. In 2016, IKEA issued a recall of almost 30 million dressers and chests after the seven toddlers died in these accidents due to a design flaw which made them prone to fall forward. The… Read More »

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U.S. Supreme Court to Review Constitutionality of Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

There is currently a case before the US Supreme Court which has the power to dramatically reshape how the US government provides us with basic legal protections when it comes to consumer fraud and protection. Specifically, the case could ultimately lead to the dissolution of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or the Bureau),… Read More »

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Dollar Tree Franchise Found Endangering Consumers by Selling Potentially Unsafe Drugs

By Moran, Sanchy & Associates |

In November, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning letter to Dollar Tree (including Family Dollar of Greenbrier International) for receiving adulterated topical drugs and other products from foreign manufacturers in violation of federal law. As a result, it has potentially sold these unsafe drugs and other products to consumers, and… Read More »