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SEXUAL ASSAULT LAWSUIT FILED AGAINST MASSAGE ENVY IN CLERMONT

Posted on August 15, 2017

Farmer Jaffe sexual abuse attorney Adam Horowitz has filed yet another lawsuit against a Massage Envy franchise.  The latest case accuses massage therapist Kurt Ehlers of sexually assaulting a female client.  The lawsuit was filed August 14, 2017 in Lake County, Florida against ME Clermont LLC, the owner of the Massage Envy franchise in Clermont, Florida (Lake County Circuit Court Case No. 2017-CA-001502).   The civil Complaint alleges that the battery occurred during a massage on May 18...


Sex Assault Complaint Leads to Emergency Restriction on License of Orlando Massage Therapist from Hand and Stone

Posted on August 15, 2017

The Florida Department of Health (DOH) has issued an Emergency Order restricting the massage therapy license of David Nazario on July 17, 2017.  According to the DOH, Nazario sexually assaulted a 41-year old female client at a Hand and Stone franchise in Orlando, Florida in May 2017.  During a ...


Farmer Jaffe Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers In America© for the Sixth Consecutive Year

Posted on August 15, 2017

Farmer Jaffe is proud to announce that attorneys Gary Farmer, Jr., Steven Jaffe, Brad Edwards, Matt Weissing and Gary Farmer, Sr. and were chosen by their peers to be recognized in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America©. This is the sixth consecutive year the firm’s attorneys were selec...


Appellate Court Upholds TCPA Violation Ruling Based on Single Phone Call

TCPA

Posted on August 2, 2017

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 pre...


Farmer Jaffe’s Steve Jaffe Authors Best Lawyers® Article About Fairness in Class Action Act of 2017

Posted on July 20, 2017

Farmer Jaffe founding partner Steve Jaffe has authored an insightful article about the proposed Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act of 2017 for Best Lawyers®, a prestigious legal industry publication. In the article, Jaffe delves into the hotly debated legislation, which is being considered by...


Lawsuit: World Gym in Lehigh Acres Sued by Teen Employee After Gym Hired Registered Sex Offender Who Allegedly Harassed Her

Miedema Sex World Gym

Posted on July 14, 2017

Attorney Adam Horowitz announces the filing of a lawsuit in Lee County, Florida against a World Gym franchise in Lehigh Acres after the the gym hired registered sex offender Gregory Ryan Miedema to work at the gym despite the fact that the gym also employed a minor and had a daycare for the childr...


Senior Catholic Church Leader Faces Allegations of Sexual Abuse

Cardinal Pell

Posted on June 30, 2017

Allegations of sexual abuse against trusted community leaders continue as more victims come forward to file reports. Religious leaders are not exempt from the list of those finding themselves on the wrong side of the law. The senior advisor to Pope Francis, Cardinal George Pell, is taking a leave o...


Dept. of Health Issues Emergency Order Suspending Florida Doctor’s License Due to Sexual Misconduct With Patient

Posted on June 27, 2017

The Florida Department of Health issued an Emergency Order  on June 19, 2017 suspending the medical license of Dr. William Dalton in response to an allegation that he initiated sexual contact with a female patient on multiple occasions during appointments at his office between May 2016 and May 2017.  The patient reported that Dr. Dalton touched her breasts, penetrated her vagina, and exposed his penis.  Dr. Dalton is an 87-year old general practitioner who had an office at 2421 Duquesne Aven...


Lakeland Psychotherapist Anthony Conti, Jr. Arrested Again After Seventh Patient Reports Sexual Misconduct

Anthont Conti Sexual therapist

Posted on June 23, 2017

Anthony H. Conti, Jr., a 72-year old licensed mental health counselor in Lakeland, Florida, has been arrested on an additional charge after a seventh female patient he was supposed to be counseling accused him of sexual misconduct.  According to public record, Conti has been licensed in Florida sin...


COMPENSATION FUND AVAILABLE FOR VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ABUSE BY DIOCESE OF BROOKLYN CLERGY

Posted on June 22, 2017

The Diocese of Brooklyn has announced a program to allow victims of sexual abuse by its clergy to apply for compensation from the church — even for abuse claims that are decades old.    The Diocese of Brooklyn encompasses parishes in Brooklyn and Queens wherein 1.5 million people identify the...