Florida Consumer Lawyer BLOG

Suing Police for Arresting You for Photographing Them…

Did you know that you have a First Amendment right to photograph police officers and other government officials as they conduct official business?  Throughout the country we’ve seen amateur photographers arrested and have their cameras or camera-phones confiscated (or even having individual photographs deleted).  Public officials have no reasonable expectation of privacy when conducting official business in public. Apparently Texas is considering a bill that would make it a crime to photograph officers.  Click here for coverage of the pending legislation and its immediate critics. If you’ve been arrested for photographing public officials, contact us today to discuss your legal rights and options.

GNC, Target, Walgreens’ and Wal-Mart’s Herbal Supplements Subject of Class Action Lawsuit

Turns out your herbal supplement now contain absolutely ZERO active ingredients despite  the label.  The following supplements are under investigation: GNC’s “Herbal Plus” brand Gingko Biloba; St. John’s Wort; Gingseng; Echinacea; and Saw Palmetto. Target’s “Up & Up” brand Gingko Biloba; St. John’s Wort; Echinacea; Saw Palmetto; and Valerian Root. Walgreens’ “Finest Nutrition” brand Gingko Bilobo; St. John’s Wort; Gingseng; Garlic; and Echinacea. Wal-Mart’s “Spring Valley” brand Gingko Biloba; St. John’s Wort; Gingseng; Garlic; Echinacea; and Saw Palmetto. Contact us today to learn your legal rights. Here’s the NY attorney general’s press release in full: NEW YORK — Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman today announced that his office sent letters to four major retailers, GNC, Target, Walmart, and Walgreens, for allegedly selling store brand herbal supplement products in New York that either could not be verified to contain the labeled substance, or which were found to contain ingredients not listed on the labels. The letters, sent Monday, call for the retailers to immediately stop the sale of certain popular products, including…
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Lumber Liquidators Selling Wood Floors with Formaldehyde

We’re now accepting plaintiffs who seek representation against Lumber Liquidators for selling Chinese manufactured wood flooring containing — wait for it — formaldehyde. Here’s the quick scoop: Lumber Liquidators’ laminate wood flooring is not what it purports to be. The laminated floor wood contains a dangerous level of formaldehyde gas which exceeds the “CARB regulations in the State of California” and the standards promulgated in the Toxic Substances Control Act, 15 U.S.C. 2601, et. seq. (Title VI- Formaldehyde Standards of Composite Wood Products) and is hazardous to human health. Formaldehyde gas can cause cancer, asthma, chronic respiratory irritation and other ailments including skin and breathing problems. The risk of these health problems is significantly greater for children. Formaldehyde is the sort of toxic substance to which people may be exposed without knowing they are at risk. Day after day, week after week, month after month, Plaintiff lives in his home,…
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