An Overview of Illegal Debt Collection Practices

The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) is designed to protect consumers by prohibiting unscrupulous debt collection practices. However, this doesn’t always prevent debt collectors from using illegal methods to coerce debtors into making payments. Luckily, when debt collectors violate the FDCPA, affected debtors have several legal options available. With the assistance of a Florida […]

Read More

What is a Class Representative?

A single class action lawsuit can involve thousands of plaintiffs. However, if each of these plaintiffs were to communicate with the court and the other party or parties, things could quickly get out of hand. It is for this reason that each class action lawsuit is initiated by a class representative. A class representative is […]

Read More

Trial Victory

In May 2018, class action attorneys Seth Lehrman and Brad Edwards preserved their trial victory over the Trump organization through a settlement that required the Trump organization to immediately pay $5.4 million. The payout, representing 95% of the total judgment, ended more than four years of litigation, including two appeals, depositions of both Eric Trump […]

Read More

Companies Routinely Violate Workers’ Rights

Have you been denied employment on the basis of a criminal background check or credit check? If so, it is important to know your rights. The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) sets national requirements for employment background checks obtained through a third party. If requesting a background check, employers must also provide job applicants with […]

Read More

Members Claim Club Owner Refused to Honor Agreement

Members of Trump National Golf Club Jupiter filed a lawsuit against the Trump entity which operates the club. Trump’s Jupiter Golf Club, LLC recently acquired the golf course, club house and other club facilities from The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club & Spa Jupiter. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. district court in Palm Beach County, alleges that […]

Read More

Court Denies Trump’s Request to Appeal

Farmer Jaffe Weissing is class counsel in a lawsuit brought by three members of the former Ritz-Carlton Golf Club and Spa – Jupiter. The club members seek a refund, for themselves and other club members, of refundable deposits which they paid to the owner of the Ritz-Carlton club. Donald Trump’s organization purchased the Ritz-Carlton club […]

Read More