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Yearly Archives: 2022

3M Earplugs Lawsuit Update: Massive $2.2M Verdict for Veteran Against 3M

Mon May 9, 2022 by on Class Action Lawsuits

3M Earplugs Lawsuit Update: Massive $2.2M Verdict for Veteran Against 3M

Following up to our recent post regarding a judge denying 3M’s request for discovery, a massive $2.2M verdict has just been awarded last week  due to defects in 3M’s CAEv2 earplugs, which  was found to have resulted in the Plaintiff’s hearing loss. The Plaintiff, a Florida veteran who has used a hearing aid since 2012, used 3M’s faulty earplugs while […]

Mother’s Day 2022 Message

Sat May 7, 2022 by on Personal Message

Dear Friends: In 1849, the French writer Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr penned “The more things change, the more things stay the same.” While we all may not entirely agree with this quote, especially in these uncertain times, for me,  the underlying concept of family does not necessarily change regardless of  life’s challenges. And, despite those challenges,  on this upcoming Mother’s Day, […]

3M Earplugs Lawsuit Update: Judge Denies 3M’s Bid for Discovery and Deems it “Impossible”

Fri Apr 29, 2022 by on Class Action Lawsuits

3M Earplugs Lawsuit Update: Judge Denies 3M’s Bid for Discovery and Deems it “Impossible”

In what can be seen as a victory for our servicemen and women who have suffered hearing complications due to 3M’s defective earplugs, a Florida federal judge has denied 3M’s bid requesting that the government produce depositions and discovery related to 3M’s combat earplugs, finding that the request came too late and the discovery requests themselves were not appropriate. The […]

Fear of Missing Out Fuels Housing Market

Mon Apr 25, 2022 by on Real Estate

Fear of Missing Out Fuels Housing Market

While both interest rates and home prices in South Florida have increased, there is still an upsurge in real estate investment and purchases. Typically, rising mortgage rates and higher than normal home prices would lead to a slowing of the real estate market. Yet, researchers at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas find that a fear of missing out or […]

Homeowner Associations Push Back Rental Investors

Thu Apr 21, 2022 by on Real Estate

Homeowner Associations Push Back Rental Investors

There is a rise in homeowner associations attempting to block investors from purchasing residential properties for rental purposes. These groups claim that, by having companies buying rental properties, has actually led to a decline in property maintenance, making their neighborhoods less attractive and potentially lowering their property values. While homeowner associations typically enforce rules found in their documents, such as […]

Exactech is Knee-Deep in Lawsuits | Exactech Lawsuit

Thu Apr 7, 2022 by on Class Action Lawsuits

Exactech is Knee-Deep in Lawsuits | Exactech Lawsuit

Exactech, founded in 1988, is a Gainesville-based medical technology company that specializes in the production of devices for use in joint replacement procedures. Exactech is currently under scrutiny over claims that their knee and ankle replacement devices are wearing out faster than expected. The shorter lifespan of these devices has forced users to undergo avoidable revision surgeries at its best, […]

Silver Lining to Deflating Housing Market Bubble

Mon Apr 4, 2022 by on Real Estate

Silver Lining to Deflating Housing Market Bubble

Various economists are predicting that the home price growth will slow down. If this does not happen, home purchase prices will go further out of reach for homebuyers that the housing market overall will overheat. Already there is far more demand than supply, and far less affordable homes in reach of potential purchasers. While most of these economists prefer the […]