Attorney Murphy spoke at the Florida Bar Annual Convention on the topic “Protecting Consumers Against Pandemic Misconduct.” The presentation covered recent litigation against auto finance companies that unlawfully repossessed vehicles while state Stay at Home Directions were in force as well class actions against banks for mishandling relief funds.
In December, 2020, Attorney Murphy was admitted to the State Bar of Virginia. With his admission, Attorney Murphy will be available to assist Virginia consumers in federal and state consumer litigation matters.
On January 8, 2021, Attorney Robert W. Murphy was appointed co-lead counsel in the “In re Ioniq Hyundai Collision Avoidance System Litigation” class action in the US District Court for the Central District of California. According to the complaint allegations, car buyers purchased vehicles advertised as having Blind-Spot Collision-Avoidance Assist and Rear Cross-Traffic Collision-Avoidance Assist… Read More »
From the Seminole County Bar Association Legal Aid Society, Inc.: We are very thankful to be the recipients of a sum of $34,544.08 for the Cy Press Award pursuant to the Class Settlement Agreement. This award will allow us to continue to change the lives of the most disadvantaged members of our community by helping… Read More »
Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (Bureau) issued a consent order against Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation (Nissan), an auto financing subsidiary of Nissan North America, Inc., which services auto loans and leases originated by Nissan and Infiniti dealerships nationwide. Nissan’s servicing operations are headquartered in Irving, Texas. The Bureau found that Nissan and its agents:… Read More »
Attorney Murphy was invited by the University of Pretoria, South Africa to speak at the Fourth Bi-Annual International Consumer Law Conference on the topic of the “Secured Transactions for Movable Goods.” Attorney Murphy participated on the panel with Letitia James, the New York Attorney General, and Professor Anthony Idigbe from the University of Lagos, Nigeria…. Read More »
Attorney Robert W. Murphy was appointed today to the Broward County Consumer Protection Board. The Board was created by the County Commission to promote, protect, and improve the health, safety, and welfare of the residents of Broward County by hearing consumer complaints submitted against businesses operating in Broward County where unfair, deceptive or illegal activity… Read More »
The Detroit Free Press (8/12, Lawrence, 1.52M) reports Ford is recalling 431 model year 2020 F-150 pickup trucks over a battery connection issue that can cause a fire. The company “said it is also recalling more than 558,610 2015-18 Ford Edges… and 2016-18 Lincoln MKXs” over a faulty brake hose that “could rupture and cause… Read More »
Ford recalls about 26,000 vehicles over potential issues from damaged wiring. Fox Business (7/21, Genovese, 1.73M) reports Ford is recalling about 26,000 vehicles in North America to deal with “potential safety issues from damaged airbag wiring to overheating seats.” On Tuesday, officials indicated that the action applies to “select 2016-2020 Lincoln MKX models, Nautilus vehicles… Read More »
The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a financial toll on consumers and small businesses, but the debt collection industry keeps going. Federal, state, and local governments have temporarily paused collection of some debts owed to the government (e.g. student loans and federally-backed mortgages), but private collectors continue to collect credit card debt, medical bills, and more…. Read More »