Wayne Hogan

Practice Areas: Consumer Law

National Consumer Protection Week

This week the Federal Trade Commission is celebrating National Consumer protection week. As a consumer protection lawyer, I want to help ensure that everyone is treated equally by companies and to make sure consumers are protected against fraud and scams. My goal as a consumer protection advocate is to help fight for your rights and […]

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Used Car Fraud: Rolled Back Odometer

Cars with lower mileage are worth more, thus the incentive for fraud to occur.  Now that cars have digital odometers, odometer fraud is much greater because it is much easier. It no longer occurs mechanically. Instead, a digital odometer can be rolled back in just seconds by using a small electronic device available on the […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Sides With Workers on Mandatory Arbitration

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that independent contractors working in transportation cannot be forced into mandatory arbitration, according to a story appearing on Slate. The decision represents an incredible win for labor. It means hundreds of thousands of contractors may pursue their rights in a court of law, instead of arbitration. Arbitration Clauses […]

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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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