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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 the United States Senate. Proponents of the Act say it would free up the nation’s court system but making the requirements to bring class action cases forward much more stringent. Opponents...


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...


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

TCPA, phone protection, Dish network

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...

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    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...