Practice Areas: Consumer Law

Nuisance Calls or Texts? What You Can Do

You may have noticed an increase in unwanted sales calls or texts now that you are staying or working from home because of the pandemic. What can you do to stop them? National Do Not Call Registry First, register all your phone numbers, landline and cell, on the Federal Trade Commission’s National Do Not Call […]

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FDA Tests Find Asbestos in Cosmetic Products with Talc

The FDA reports that after a year-long study asbestos-contaminated talc was found in nine of the 52 cosmetic products tested. The cosmetics with asbestos were recalled at various times throughout the past year when individual results were obtained and the public was notified.  FDA Cosmetics Recalls & Alerts The FDA announcement was labeled a Constituent Update and Final Report. […]

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Your Rights to Recovery

The Consumer Federation of America is advocating for consumers in the relief being given corporations due to the COVID-19 crisis. These include: Suspension of debt collections, legal proceedings, wage garnishments, repossessions and selling of debt; A moratorium on negative credit reporting for at least four months, so that out-of-work consumers who can’t pay their bills […]

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Coronavirus: Florida’s Price Gouging Law in Effect

When Florida’s Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency on March 9 because of the coronavirus, Florida’s price gouging law went into effect.  Florida Activates Price Gouging Hotline Amid Corona Virus Outbreak This means people and companies who price gouge items can be held accountable. It is against Florida law to price gouge for […]

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Online Price Gouging Amid Coronavirus Concerns

As fears of the coronavirus sweep the nation, WSVN-TV is reporting Florida officials are monitoring price gouging to prevent consumers from being unfairly taken advantage of. With the growing worldwide spread of the coronavirus, face masks and hand sanitizer have flown off retail store shelves, with consumers turning to the internet, only to find them […]

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Are you taking Nizatidine or Ranitidine?

These medications may contain unacceptable levels of NDMA. Exposure to this compound can increase cancer risk as well as organ and bone marrow damage, tumors, and gene mutation. Last year the FDA posted recalls for these heartburn and stomach ulcer drugs due to NDMA contamination. In 2018 a blood pressure medication was recalled for over […]

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Terrell • Hogan Lawyers Honored To Help Veterans

The Terrell ⦁ Hogan personal injury and wrongful death law firm has been successfully representing veterans for over 40 years including in numerous cases of mesothelioma and asbestos lung cancer caused by exposure in serving our country between the years of 1940-1980. For the 6th year, the lawyers of Terrell ⦁ Hogan have volunteered their […]

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Consumer Tip: Write the Full Year “2020”

Starting this year, make sure that you write all numbers when you write the year 2020. Don’t abbreviate by writing the year as only “/20”,  i.e. 1/1/20. Why does this matter? If you use the abbreviated form, the date can be altered by merely adding 2 numbers after the 20 to change the year – i.e. […]

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E-Skimming Happens Year Round, Not Just During the Holidays

E-skimming happens when a thief inserts malicious information-stealing software into a retailer’s website. While you are checking out online with your credit or debit card, your payment information is being stolen from the shopping cart in real-time. The thief/hacker can then use your card to make purchases or can sell your information on the dark […]

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