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Class Action Ruling Sheds Light on Employer Fair Credit Reporting Act Obligations

Posted on March 21, 2017

The employment process frequently includes background checks for applicants. Even after being hired, employers may still run background checks on your behalf. If you find yourself in either of these situations, there are some things you should know to protect your legal rights. Before you sign anyt...


Coral Gables Massage Therapist Faces Sexual Battery Accusations From Client

Posted on March 16, 2017

What started off as therapeutic massage appointment at Massage Envy turned into a trip to the Coral Gables Police Department for one woman in her 20s. Channel 7 in Miami reported that 34-year-old massage therapist David Egusquiza is accused of sexually assaulting his client with his fingers during...


HERNANDO COUNTY’S DR. ALFRED ALINGU ARRESTED ON BATTERY CHARGE FOR ALLEGED SEXUAL MISCONDUCT

Alingu arrest sexual

Posted on March 14, 2017

   Dr. Alfred Alingu, a physician in Hernando County, was arrested on March 14, 2017 on a battery charge.  The arrest was made by the Hernando County Sheriff's Office in connection with a criminal case in which Dr. Alingu was charged with making unwanted sexual contact with a female patient at ...


Report Sheds Light on Widespread Problem of Sexual Abuse in Orthodox Jewish Communities

Posted on March 9, 2017

Religious communities are often protective of their own. Sharing the same beliefs, customs and traditions makes the bond between members of religious communities even stronger than your average community. Looking up to the same religious leaders generation after generation can help form tight-knit c...


Icon South Beach Lawsuit Against Condo Association Could Become Class Action Case

Posted on March 8, 2017

A renter at the Icon South Beach is suing the building’s condominium association over allegedly excessive application processing fees. The renter, Derek Schwartz, filed the Miami-Dade Circuit Court lawsuit with hopes of obtaining class action status and ultimately involving more than 100 plaintiff...


Marion County Teacher Arrested for Groping Students Had Prior Similar Accusations

Timothy Cooke sexual Lake Weir Ocala

Posted on February 24, 2017

Timothy Cooke, a substitute teacher at Lake Weir High School in Ocala has been arrested on two counts of battery of a minor after deputies say he inappropriately touched two female students.  Since 2009, the Marion County Sheriff's Office has investigated five cases of simple battery on Lake Weir ...


Farmer Jaffe Raises More than $118,000 in Cy Pres Donations for Legal Aid Programs

Posted on February 23, 2017

Farmer Jaffe attorneys Steve Jaffe and Seth Lehrman have generated more than $118,000 in cy pres awards for Legal Aid programs in Broward County, Fla. through their successful efforts in a class action case alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).   Jaffe and Lehrm...


Palm Bay Pastor Arrested, Accused of Molestation of Teenage Girl

Samuel Vidal sexual abuse

Posted on February 23, 2017

Samuel Vidal, Jr., 40, a Palm Bay pastor and past president of a Christian school, stands accused of improper conduct with a 15-year-old girl at Restoration Church of God International.   According to law enforcement records, Vidal, Jr. was arrested by Palm Bay police and charged with one count ...


BREAKING NEWS: Jerry Sandusky’s Son Arrested on Child Sexual Assault Charges

Jerry Sandusky Jeffery

Posted on February 13, 2017

The disturbing story of former Penn State assistant football coach and convicted pedophile Jerry Sandusky took another dark turn on Monday, February 13, 2017. Sandusky’s 41-year-old adopted son Jeffrey has been arrested and charged with child sexual assault. Jeffrey Sandusky was charged and arrai...


Farmer Jaffe Hires from Dan Marino Foundation

Posted on February 10, 2017

In the summer of 2016, Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos & Lehrman, P.L. hired a new intern from the Dan Marino Foundation, a non-profit organization that helps people with disabilities. Our new hire, Julius, has been such a huge asset to our team; we highly encourage other law firms to c...