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...

Why Do Victims ‘Freeze Up’ During Sexual Assaults?

Posted on June 21, 2017

It is a widely held but erroneous belief -- even within the justice system  -- that people who are sexually assaulted will always respond with a "fight-or-flight" response.  But the reality is that many sexual assault victims have neither of these exact responses.  Instead, they have a completely...

Dish Network Hit with Unprecedented Judgment in Lengthy Robocall Case

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Posted on June 13, 2017

Robocalls present a growing threat to consumer privacy. Recently, Dish Network was hit with a massive judgment for these automated calls.  The company was ordered to pay $280 million in fines and damages to the federal government and four states from an eight-year-old lawsuit, according Reuters. D...

Jaffe, Farmer & Fistos Named to the 2017 Florida Super Lawyers List

Posted on June 12, 2017

We are pleased to announce that three attorneys from Farmer Jaffe have been selected to the 2017 Florida Super Lawyers list. This is an exclusive list, recognizing no more than five percent of attorneys in Florida. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a research-driven, peer influenced rati...


    Farmer Jaffe’s Brad Edwards to Debut Monthly Free Consultations on Thursday, June 29

    Posted on June 9, 2017

    Farmer Jaffe’s Brad Edwards, chair of the firm’s Trial and Litigation Division and one of the nation’s most prolific trial attorneys, has announced that he will begin providing free consultations once a month at the firm’s 425 North Andrews Avenue offices. The first day for free consultatio...

    Sharp Rise in Clergy Sexual Abuse Claims in Catholic Church According to U.S. Bishops

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    Posted on June 7, 2017

    Since the 1950s, more than 18,000 allegations of sexual abuse have been made against clergy members, the Boston Globe reports. More recently, there has been an influx in the filing rate of these cases according to newly-released data. The annual report from the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, ...

    Knowing Your Rights: Technology Advances Can Lead to Consumer Privacy Violations

    Posted on June 7, 2017

    In this day and age, advances in technology present opportunities for new ways to violate consumer privacy rights. With the development of new apps and services to make our lives easier, we make ourselves vulnerable to having personal information in the hands of the wrong people. There are several ...

    Prominent Bradenton Orthopedic Surgeon Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Former Employee

    Posted on June 5, 2017

    Dr. Sajeev Nair, a Bradenton, Florida surgeon who owns International Center for Advance Spine & Orthopedic Surgery, is accused of sexual misconduct by a former employee in a lawsuit filed in Manatee County.   According to the lawsuit filed on June 5, 2017, Dr. Nair made multiple sexual advances toward his front desk employee over a period of years, including grabbing her breasts and buttocks and demanding oral sex and other sexual favors, as a condition of continued employment.  The laws...

    Farmer Jaffe’s Steve Jaffe Honored with Legal Aid 2017 Commitment to Justice Award

    Steve Jaffe Attorney Lawyer South Florida Class Action Personal Injury

    Posted on June 1, 2017

    Farmer Jaffe founding partner Steve Jaffe has been honored with the 2017 Commitment to Justice Award from Legal Aid Service of Broward County (LAS) and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA). Jaffe will receive the award during the 17th annual For the Public Good event in October 2017. Ja...

    Maitland Therapist Arrested on Charges of Child Molestation, Polk County Deputies Say

    Jessica Lazzara sexual

    Posted on May 30, 2017

    A behavioral therapist who worked at Big Bear Behavioral Health in Maitland, Florida has been arrested on felony charges of molestation of  two children she met through her practice, Polk County deputies announced on May 30, 2017.   Jessica Lazzara, 42, of Mulberry, was fired from Big Bear Behavio...