Attorney Murphy Receives Consumer Lawyer of the Year Award

The Florida Bar Consumer Protection Committee recently honored Attorney Murphy with its “Consumer Attorney of the Year Award” at the Florida Bar Annual Convention in Orlando, Florida on June 18, 2016. The award recognized Mr. Murphy for his substantial work protecting Florida consumers from predatory business practices during his thirty-years of practice. Mr. Murphy was… Read More »

Protecting Central Florida Consumers Rights Lawyer Bob Murphy

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  CLSMF: Protecting Central Florida Consumers’ Rights   2015 First Quarter E-Newsletter   A Message From CLSMF Advocacy Director and Deputy Director, Kimberly Sanchez Consumer protection laws provide individuals with a way to fight back against abusive business practices. Most of these abusive business practices target the elderly, disabled and very poor. However, as the justice gap… Read More »

Government Enforcement Proceeding Against Fake Consumer Advocates

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November 19, 2014 The Florida Attorney General together with the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) filed enforcement actions against Consumer Collection Advocates, Corp., and Michael Robert Ettus, CCA Principal, for allegedly targeting consumers who were victims of previous consumer frauds or scams. In return for upfront payments and a percentage of any recovery, the company contracted… Read More »

Florida Class Action Attorney Robert Murphy Speaks In Tampa

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Robert Murphy was Panel Member on the topic  “The Nexium Conundrum: Class Action Standing Under Article III,” at the Class Action Symposium, hosted by the National Consumer Law Center,  in Tampa on November 9, 2014.  Attorney Murphy discussed the challenges to class action practice presented by constitutional attacks to both class representative and class member standing. … Read More »

Class Action Lawsuit Against Mitsubishi For Defective Commercial trucks

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The Law Office of Robert W. Murphy together with co-counsel recently filed a class action in New Jersey federal court alleging that Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks of America, Inc. (“Mitsubishi”) installed defective emissions control systems in diesel trucks. The lawsuit filed on behalf of a Florida seafood supplier alleges that the so-called “Blue-Tech”® engines installed in commercial… Read More »

Consumer Rights Attorney in Fort Lauderdale Interviewed On Forced Arbitration by Money Talks News.

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Robert Murphy Consumer Rights Attorney in Fort Lauderdale, Florida Experts in the video say, forced arbitration is used by companies to prevent them from being sued by you. They do this by adding language into their contracts – often in very tiny print – that requires the signer to submit to an arbitration process of… Read More »

CFPB takes action to stop Florida company from engaging in illegal debt-relief practice

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Unfair Debt Collection Attorney Fort Lauderdale, Florida The Bureau alleges company’s conduct is abusive and deceptive WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today filed a complaint in a federal district court against a Florida debt-relief company that misled consumers across the country and charged illegal fees for their services. The Bureau plans… Read More »

CONSUMER FINANCIAL PROTECTION BUREAU TAKES ACTION TO STOP FLORIDA COMPANY FROM ENGAGING IN ILLEGAL DEBT-RELIEF PRACTICE

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Bureau Alleges Company’s Conduct is Abusive and Deceptive WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) today filed a complaint in a federal district court against a Florida debt-relief company that misled consumers across the country and charged illegal fees for their services. The Bureau plans to submit a proposed consent order that, if… Read More »

U.S. Defendants Who Allegedly Abetted Fake Debt Collector Calls from India Agree to Settle FTC Charges

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Callers Often Posed as Law Enforcement Authorities; Defendants will Be Permanently Barred from Debt Collection, Surrender Ill-Gotten Gains A California man who worked with bogus debt collectors in India has agreed to settle FTC charges that he and his companies deceived and threatened consumers into paying debts that were not owed or that the defendants… Read More »