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.
Posts Categorized: Consumer Rights
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.
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 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 »
The Murphy Law Firm has seen a significant spike in scam debt collectors calling consumers during the COVID-19 Shutdown. These out-of-state unlicensed debt collectors make harassing calls to consumers and use false statements, deceptive practices and even threats in their attempts to extort money. Recent enforcements actions include claims against: IKS & Associates, LLC, a… Read More »
On July 7, 2020, Attorney Robert Murphy spoke at the webinar “Legal Triage- Consumer and Tenant Protections in the COVID-19 Pandemic” sponsored by the Public Interest Section of the Florida Bar. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused widespread disruption in the daily lives of millions of people worldwide, and the hardest hit are working people who… Read More »
Attorney Murphy was honored to spend last weekend in Las Vegas working and teaching with Law Zebras from 13 different states. Law Zebra is a membership organization of highly skilled and dedicated consumer rights trial lawyers. In addition to each other, members help other consumer lawyers throughout the US prepare their cases for trial, settlement… Read More »
The Murphy Law Firm is pleased to announce that Attorney Murphy has been named to the Board of Directors of the Florida Justice Technology Center (“FJTC”). The FJTC was established by the Florida Bar to create and manage online tools and mobile applications that address the many civil legal needs of Florida’s most vulnerable populations… Read More »