During the last two decades, Attorney Murphy has been litigating against unscrupulous car Florida dealers from the Panhandle to the Keys. The variety of fraudulent conduct has ranged from the commonplace “five-finger fan” practice of hiding the terms of a contract with the spread of a palm to the less common but more extreme misconduct of selling cars hashed… Read More »

Federal Action Against Student Loan Servicing Abuse

In recent months, the public has becoming increasing  aware that student loan collectors and servicers have been engaging in unfair practices with the respect to the collection of defaulted student loans.   Under the United States Department of Education contracts with third-party debt collectors,  the collectors are given the responsibility for both collecting defaulted student loans… Read More »

Attorney Murphy was the faculty chair for “Representing the Pro Bono Client: Consumer Law Basics 2016”

Attorney Murphy was the faculty chair for the Practising Law Institute’s “Representing the Pro Bono Client: Consumer Law Basics 2016” Program in San Francisco, California on July 22, 2016. Mr. Murphy has chaired the Program since 2009. This years’s agenda covered all aspects of consumer law from automobile fraud to mortgage servicing to debt collection… Read More »

Attorney Robert Murphy presents at the annual Student Legal Services Section Conference

On July 19, 2016, Attorney Murphy presented on the topic of “Assisting Financially Distressed Students” at the annual Student Legal Services Section Conference, National Legal Aid and Public Defenders Association (“NLADA”) in Iverness, Florida. The Section is composed of legal professionals who work in college student legal services offices throughout the country NLADA is America’s… Read More »

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 »