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New York Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse May Soon Have More Time to File Civil Lawsuits

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Posted on January 12, 2017

How many years should a child sexual abuse survivor have to file a civil lawsuit following an assault? According to some New York State lawmakers, 50 years sounds about right. Historically in New York State, victims of child sexual abuse had a very narrow statute of limitations to bring a civil law...


Farmer Jaffe Recognized as Top Law Firm in 2017 South Florida Legal Guide

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Posted on January 11, 2017

Farmer Jaffe has been honored as a Top Law Firm in the 2017 edition of the South Florida Legal Guide. Additionally, six Farmer Jaffe attorneys have been recognized as Top Lawyers in their respective practice areas. Brad Edwards was again recognized for his work in the practice area of Personal ...


Farmer Jaffe’s Matt Weissing Garners Media Coverage for Hilton Fort Lauderdale Class Action Case

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Posted on December 28, 2016

Farmer Jaffe Partner Matt Weissing was featured in several news articles about the law firm obtaining class certification in a federal class action claim involving the condominium-hotel property that is being operated as the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort. Weissing is serving as lead counsel in...


Tampa Teacher Arrested on Charges He Molested Disabled Student at LaVoy Exceptional Center

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Posted on December 23, 2016

Hillsborough County teacher George Summers, age 68, has been criminally charged with molesting a teenage student.  Prior to his arrest, Summers taught special needs students at LaVoy Exceptional Center, where the abuse is alleged to have occurred.  LaVoy Exceptional Center school is located at 44...


Baltimore County church volunteer charged with sexual abuse of child in daycare of Church of the Nativity

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Posted on December 19, 2016

A volunteer at a Timonium, Maryland church has been charged with sexually abusing a girl there, and Baltimore County police say he has held a string of other positions working with children.  Terrence Shondry Smalls, 26, of Cockeysville is accused of abusing a 4-year-old girl during a Sunday mornin...


Brevard County, Florida Church Youth Director Arrested For Sex With Minor

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Posted on December 16, 2016

Jon David Schils, a 27-year old youth ministry director at Bethel Baptist Church in Cocoa, Florida has been criminally charged with molestation of a 14-year old girl he met through his ministry.   Schils has been charged with fourteen instances of lewd and lascvious battery in Brevard County.  Th...


Q & A with Firm Partner and District 34 State Senator, Gary Farmer

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Posted on December 12, 2016

Meet Senator Farmer  Why did you want to become a state senator? I was asked that question a lot during the campaign. The simple answer is: I want to give a voice to the people who don’t have one in Tallahassee.  I want to look out for the little guy and little gal. You think about civics an...


7th Annual Turkey Giveaway

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Posted on November 25, 2016

4 locations, 600 turkeys, infinite smiles. With the help from our sponsors and volunteers, we were able give away 600 turkeys to South Florida families this year at Farmer Jaffe’s 7th annual Turkey Giveaway. We spent the day with our friends from the Golden Acres Community Center in Pompano Bea...


Farmer Jaffe’s Matt Weissing Shares Expertise with ABC 10 for Investigative Report

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Posted on November 24, 2016

Farmer Jaffe Partner Matt Weissing spoke with ABC 10 investigative reporter Jeff Weinsier to offer his expert opinion on the potential legal recourse for a Coral Springs, Fla. woman dealing with a mold infestation at her rental apartment. Stacy Williams claims she and her two children have suffered...


U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Doctor’s Sexual Assault Charges Underscore Larger Problem

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Posted on November 23, 2016

Trusted United States Olympic Gymnastics Doctor Larry Nassar has been charged with three counts of criminal sexual assault of a person under the age of 13 years old.  Dr. Nassar has had decades of unfettered access to young athletes throughout his tenure as the USA Gymnastics physician, including f...