Wayne Hogan

Practice Areas: Consumer Law

Audrey Gibson Elected to Florida Senate Leadership Position

Congratulations to our friend and Terrell Hogan colleague, Audrey Gibson, for her unanimous election as Leader of the Florida Senate Democratic Caucus. As a dedicated advocate for the people of Jacksonville, Audrey puts their needs above partisan politics, and will continue her strong tradition of bipartisanship and bridge building, with a focus on finding solutions. […]

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Flooded Cars Could Resurface in Our Marketplace

Florida has some consumer protections, but there are loopholes. So, it’s buyer beware when it comes to ensuring the car you buy hasn’t met Hurricane Florence’s wrath or has other water damage. Almost half of all flood-damaged vehicles make their way back into the market. Modern cars that are flooded are difficult to restore because […]

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Consumers Can Fight Back Against Unwanted Sales Calls

Perhaps you have noticed an increase in unwanted calls attempting to sell you something or a service. Have you registered your phone number with the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) the National Do Not Call Registry? It is free and registers both home phone and cell phone numbers. It is not perfect, and may not stop […]

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Consumer Protection: Protect Yourself From Charity Scams

It is getting to be that time of year whether because of the Holidays’ sentiment of giving or for end of the year tax deductible donations, but you need to be careful about your donations. Charity scammers use deception to steal money from unwary people who think they are donating to a real cause or […]

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Filing Insurance Claims for Hurricane Irma Damage

In the aftermath of the damage caused by Hurricane Irma, consumers now must file insurance claims for damage.  Homeowners’ policies do not cover flood, earthquake, tree removal (except when the tree damages the house) or food spoilage from power failures. The issue is how to get all you are entitled to from your homeowners’ insurance […]

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How to Recover Lost Wages after Hurricane Irma

If you were/are unable to work or were/are prevented from working because of Hurricane Irma, you may be able to recover your lost wages. You may be able to recover wages under the Disaster Unemployment Assistance (“DUA”) – a program that provides “financial assistance to individuals whose employment or self-employment has been lost or interrupted as […]

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BUYER BEWARE! Flood Damaged Cars

Consumers must protect themselves from unknowingly buying a salvage vehicle. With the flooding caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, flood-damaged cars will appear in the used car market. Historically, approximately 50% of all flood-damaged vehicles make their way back into the market. Modern cars that are flooded are hard to restore because they contain significant […]

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No, You Don’t Have to Take It — As a Consumer, You Have Rights!

Think you may be the victim of a scam? Someone trying to sell you something you don’t want?  You bought it, it doesn’t work; now what?  There are recourses for all of these situations, but many people either don’t know where to go or who to call, or they don’t want to “cause trouble.”  If […]

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Generic Drugs: Possibly a Worse Deal than We Thought

As we have reported in previous articles, the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2011 ruling in Pliva v. Mensing left patients taking generic drugs with virtually no remedies when they are harmed or killed by defectively designed generic drugs.  The irony of the ruling was that in 2008 the Supreme Court ruled in Wyeth v. Levine that […]

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Wells Fargo Fraud Victims Facing Forced Arbitration?

We’ve written extensively about forced arbitration clauses and how they are bad for consumers. That’s because they strip consumers of their right to pursue justice in a court of law when they are wrongfully treated by a corporation. They must seek justice through arbitration instead, which typically favors corporations. Forced Arbitration Now, two million consumers, […]

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