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Hot Tub Safety

Balkan and Patterson, LLP has handled issues regarding hot tub safety. Hot tubs should never be more than 104 degrees. Excessive temperature can cause drowsiness that can lead to drowning. Heaters should have a mechanism to ensure that the temperature … Continue reading

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Balkan & Patterson wins $540,000 verdict for Civil Rights violation against Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office

A federal jury in Palm Beach decided that a Palm Beach County Sheriff’s deputy used excessive force when he shot and killed Richard Montero in 2010, and awarded $540,000 to Mr. Montero’s sole survivor his 16 year old daughter. Attorney … Continue reading

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Federal Trade Commission Files Complaint for Permanent Injunction Against Inbound Call Experts, LLC

The FTC has filed an emergency complaint for permanent injunction against Inbound Call Experts, LLC (“ICE”). According to the FTC complaint, ICE operates a massive internet- based scheme in which they lure consumers, many of whom are senior citizens, to … Continue reading

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Balkan & Patterson Investigates Snapchat Security Leak

Balkan & Patterson LLP is investigating the alleged massive security breach on the website Snapchat. Recently, a hacker website claimed that it had a list of the user names and phone numbers for 4.6 million people on Snapchat, which is an app that … Continue reading

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Balkan & Patterson Investigates Potential Class Action against Target for Credit Card Hack

Balkan & Patterson is investigating the massive security breach at Target that affected customers at all their stores between November 27, 2013 and December 15, 2013, the peak of the holiday shopping season. Media sources indicate that as many as 40 million credit and … Continue reading

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OxyElite Pro Dietary Supplements Allegedly Linked to Liver Ilnesses

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently announced that USPlabs LLC, of Dallas, Texas, is recalling certain OxyElite Pro dietary supplement products that the company markets. The company took this action after receiving a letter from the FDA stating that the … Continue reading

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Class Actions Filed Over Glucosamine Products

A latest wave of class action lawsuits have been filed accusing retailers and distributors of supplements containing glucosamine-chondroitin. These lawsuits allege that consumers purchase these supplements afer being exposed to promotional literature touting the product’s ability to shield damaged cartilage, but in … Continue reading

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Boca Raton Attorneys Balkan & Patterson Win $1.8 Verdict for Auto Accident Victim

June 27, 2013 – Collier County, FL – The personal injury and auto accident law firm of Balkan & Patterson won a jury verdict of $1.85 million on Friday, June 21, on behalf of our client who suffered a stroke that … Continue reading

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Florida’s Universal Property and Casualty Insurance Company Fined 1.26 Million Dollars

The State of Florida has fined Universal Property and Casualty Insurance Company $1.26 million dollars according to the Sun Sentinel. The press release indicates that state regulators came down hard on Universal for its wrongful denial of claims, cancellation of … Continue reading

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Law Firm Secures Settlement for Special Needs Student in Lee County

The personal injury and abuse law firm of Balkan & Patterson successfully secured a settlement of $200,000 on Friday, March 8, for a family whose child was physically abused by his kindergarten teacher at Gulf Elementary School in Lee County, FL. … Continue reading

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