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Category Archives: Business Consumer Fraud

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Businesses Have Broad Legal Standing to File a Lawsuit on the FDUTPA

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA) is perhaps the most important consumer protection law in our state. Through an FDUTPA claim, a plaintiff can hold a defendant liable for losses related to unfair or deceptive acts or practices. Until recently, there were some questions about when exactly business had a right… Read More »

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FDUTPA Claims in Florida: Are ‘As-Is” Provisions in Contracts Always Enforceable?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

Many purchase contracts—from real estate agreements to motor vehicle contracts—contain a so-called ‘as-is’ or ‘no-warranty’ clause. As it is popularly understood, an ‘as-is’ contract provision states that the seller makes no express or implied guarantees as to the condition of the property being sold. In other words, the buyer is assuming the risks. While… Read More »

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What Remedies are Available Under the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA)?

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA) is a state law that protects businesses and consumers against fraudulent, deceptive, or other unlawful commercial practices. Unlike its federal counterpart, the statute contains a clear private right of action—meaning a business or a consumer can file a lawsuit against the responsible party for an… Read More »

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Report: Florida is the Most Vulnerable State to Identity Theft and Fraud

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to a recent report from WalletHub, Florida has the dubious distinction of being named the most vulnerable state to identity theft and consumer fraud in 2020. This is not the first time that the personal finance organization has recognized Florida as being the most vulnerable state to fraud. Unfortunately, consumer and business fraud… Read More »

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Study: Florida has the Most Coronavirus-Related Fraud Claims

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from ABC 27, Florida tops the country in coronavirus-related fraud. A recent study found that Florida has the dubious distinction of having the most COVID-19 fraud claims in the United States—eclipsing New York, Texas, California, and Pennsylvania. Alarmingly, the study found that fraud reports are up when compared to 2019. COVID-19… Read More »

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9 Tips to Protect Your Remote Workforce from Phishing Attacks

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

As the COVID-19 pandemic forced many companies to switch to remote working, businesses are facing security and data privacy risks now that their employees are working from home. While hackers have used a variety of illegal tools to take advantage of companies’ vulnerabilities, phishing is among the most common fraudulent activities during the coronavirus… Read More »

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N95 Mask Manufacturer 3M Files Fraud, Price Gouging Lawsuits Against Companies in Florida

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from the Tampa Bay Times, 3M—one of the nation’s largest manufacturing companies—has filed fraud lawsuits against several companies around the country, including at least four companies in Florida. In the complaints, 3M alleges that the defendant companies are improperly acting as authorized N95 mask distributors and selling its highly sought after… Read More »

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South Florida Medical Provider Sues GEICO for Systematic Fraud; the Insurance Company is Bringing a Counterclaim for Billing Fraud

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

According to reporting from Insurance Business Magazine, the Florida Spine and Joint Institute (FSJI)—a Miami Lakes-based medical provider—has filed a fraud lawsuit against GEICO, the second largest motor vehicle insurance provider in the United States. In turn, GEICO contends that FSJI has submitted false bills for reimbursement. In this article, our Miami business and… Read More »

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IRS Issues Official Warning: Watch Out for Coronavirus Fraud and Scams

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and the related shutdowns have put an enormous amount of financial pressure on individuals and businesses. The federal government is rolling out a variety of programs to provide relief and to support the economy. Unfortunately, there is already evidence that fraudsters and scammers are preparing to take advantage of this… Read More »

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Security Concerns with Remote Working for Businesses: Tips to Mitigate Online Threats

By Michael Pike and Daniel Lustig |

With over 800,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) globally, including nearly 200,000 in the U.S., many businesses have switched to remote working in order to survive during this unanticipated period of economic decline. As the coronavirus pandemic has pushed many American companies to mandate remote work, there are security concerns to consider. While switching… Read More »

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