Year: 2017

Sexual Abuse in Youth Sports

Sexual abuse by the powerful against the weak, young, disabled, or otherwise vulnerable has been prevalent forever. Silencing victims and survivors, in one way or the other, has provided perpetrators and those who protect perpetrators cover and has allowed the epidemic of sexual abuse to spread. Finally victims and survivors are able to speak up and refuse to be silenced, at any stage. This new movement and new age is the beginning of shifting the power and should place fear in the eyes of the perpetrators.

If you or your child have been sexually abused, call firm partner Brad Edwards now: 954-524-2820.

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Members of Trump National Jupiter Seek Refund of Deposits

Trump – Ritz Carlton Class Action Update

by Seth Lehrman

Club Members Focus Claims against Trump

Class counsel, Seth Lehrman, Brad Edwards and co-counsel, have focused the membership deposit lawsuit against the Trump organization’s Jupiter Golf Club, LLC. This lawsuit is brought on behalf of a class of more than 100 club members who are seeking a refund of millions of dollars of deposits paid to purchase memberships to former Ritz-Carlton Golf Club & Spa — Jupiter.

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Appellate Court Upholds TCPA Violation Ruling Based on Single Phone Call

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) helps protect users against automated services, unsolicited calls, messages or other spam texts that encourage the purchase of goods, services or investments. With the frequency of these unwanted messages on the rise, each case from here on out sets a precedent for what is acceptable and what constitutes a violation of privacy and protected rights.

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Can I Sue Someone Who Robbed Me?

If the police caught the perpetrator or you know who it is, you can sue someone who robbed you. At Edwards Pottinger LLC, we represent robbery victims in court and give them a fair chance to recover damages for everything they have been through.

For a free consultation, call us today: 954-524-2820.

Who Can I Sue for My Robbery?

In addition to suing the person or persons who robbed you, you may also be able to sue third parties that were indirectly involved in your robbery. This will allow you to receive full compensation in case the person who robbed you lacks the assets to cover your damages. For example, other liable parties might include:

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Knowing Your Rights: Technology Advances Can Lead to Consumer Privacy Violations

In this day and age, advances in technology present opportunities for new ways to violate consumer privacy rights. With the development of new apps and services to make our lives easier, we make ourselves vulnerable to having personal information in the hands of the wrong people.

There are several things to consider when sharing personal information and the access to this information online. Knowing your rights is the best way to protect yourself. Read the terms and conditions properly. Misleading directions can lead to names, phone numbers, addresses, emails and other private details being used in ways unknown to the user. If you are unsure about what you are allowing access to, stop using the service.

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What Kind Of Lawyer Should Someone Get If They Were A Victim Of A Stabbing?

Stabbing victims often experience severe physical pain and emotional distress as a result of their injuries. If someone was the victim of a stabbing, they need to get a personal injury lawyer with experience handling intentional torts such as assault and battery.

Why Do I Need a Lawyer If I Was Stabbed?

Stabbing a person is a form of assault or battery in most states, and liable parties can face prosecution in both criminal and civil court. A prosecutor from the state attorney’s office will bring criminal charges against the perpetrator for his violent actions. If the court finds your attacker guilty of the charges, he will likely face various criminal consequences, including jail time.

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Class Action Plaintiffs Attorneys Increasingly Join Forces in Face of Law Changes

As the requirements for class action lawsuits become more stringent, top plaintiffs attorneys are joining forces to ensure their cases meet the threshold to move forward.

The “strength in numbers” approach is helping keep certain class actions alive in a challenging climate for class action practitioners, according to a new report from Law360. The report cites the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 and a series of U.S. Supreme Court rulings in recent years as the impetus for plaintiffs attorneys from different firms to team up.  To accommodate the requirements of the Class Action Fairness Act, initial complaints are often up to 100 pages long, compared with the typical 10-to-30-page complaint that would be common during the 1990s.

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What Are The Psychological and Physical Effects of Rape?

The psychological and physical effects of rape are complex and long-lasting. Dealing with the aftermath following the attack can be just as painful as the attack itself.

What Are Some Common Physical Effects of Rape?

Any sort of forced sexual activity, particularly the act of rape, can lead to serious physical trauma. Some of these physical injuries and illnesses show up immediately after the assault and go away shortly thereafter including:

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