Wayne Hogan

Practice Areas: Consumer Law

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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Protecting your Personal Information

After several major data security breaches from cyber-thieves at Target, Home Depot, eBay and other large retailers, consumers need to be more vigilant than ever in protecting themselves from being victimized. Consumer credit card information is like gold to cyber-thieves and when 70 million Target customers’ information is compromised, the damages add up. Retailers must […]

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Toxic Substances Control Act Reform

US Senate and House of Representatives have come to agreement on legislation on the 40-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) that will revamp the laws overseeing toxic chemicals, and allowing around 64,000 chemicals to be regulated for the first time.  As a law firm handling products liability cases and representing people afflicted with asbestos, tobacco […]

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Consumer Law Covers Range of Issues

Consumer law covers a range of issues such as unfair and deceptive trade practices, product liability, breach of warranty, harassment from debt collectors, and new car lemons. These are just a few areas we represent consumers and resolve in our consumer law practice. Unfair & Deceptive Trade Practices Unfair and deceptive trade practices is a […]

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Is Your Car a Lemon?

Florida’s Lemon Law, also known as the Motor Vehicle Warranty Enforcement Act, applies to new or demonstrator motor vehicles – used by dealerships for customers to test drive – that are purchased or leased in Florida. It does not apply to used motor vehicles or other vehicles such as off-road vehicles, trucks with gross weights of […]

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Forced Arbitration: The Consumer’s Menace

Most consumers are unaware of arbitration clauses that are buried in agreements or contracts that they must enter into with entities such as a cell phone company, a bank, a cable company, an internet service provider, a gym, or even when they go to a doctor or hospital or take a new job. These clauses […]

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Why You Might Not Want to Use a Debit Card

A Debit Card has become a popular alternative to credit cards with consumers because they only allow you to spend what you have in your checking account. However, its use poses some dangers that make it inferior to credit cards for several reasons that you may not be aware of. You have fewer consumer protections […]

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