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Google Illegally Shares Android Users’ Personal Info

On August 5, 2011, two residents of Alabama launched a class action against Google, Inc., accusing the technology giant of unlawfully accessing personal information from Android cellphones and sharing it with application developers and advertisers without users’ permission.  The lawsuit alleges that Google accessed, … Continue reading

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Adam Balkan of Boca Raton Law Firm Balkan & Patterson Recognized as Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer by The Florida Bar

Boca Raton, FL – Trial attorney Adam Balkan of the Boca Raton law firm of Balkan & Patterson, LLP, has received his board certification as a civil trial lawyer from The Florida Bar, which is the highest recognition in the … Continue reading

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West Broward High Teen Dies in Auto Accident in Southwest Ranches

A local West Broward High student, age 17, died Thursday after her car hit a tree in Southwest Ranches around 7:30 am on Thursday morning. She lost control of her vehicle, crossed into the opposite lane and hit a tree. … Continue reading

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Florida Officials Struggle with School Restraint Rule: Boca Raton Attorney Adam Balkan Quoted for Feature Case

Boca Raton personal injury and child abuse attorney Adam Balkan was quoted as an expert source for a Florida Associated Press story looking at state schools and how they view restraint and seclusion laws. Mr. Balkan is a leading attorney … Continue reading

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Parkland to Draft City Text Message Ordinance

Parkland is taking the next steps necessary to create and enforce a city ordinance to ban text messaging while driving. The city commissioner Jared Moskowitz instructed the Parkland city attorney to draft an ordinance for the ban. The issue could … Continue reading

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Hidden Toy Hazards Can Put Children at Risk

An onslaught of product recalls in the past year has drawn international attention to the fact that many of the products we use in our homes and purchase for our families are not always safe. The toys our children play … Continue reading

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It’s Back-to-School Season: Keep Your Kids Safe

Kids are going back to school throughout South Florida, and the rest of the country will soon follow. Keeping our children safe is any parent’s number one priority, and the attorneys at the law firm of Balkan & Patterson work … Continue reading

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Texting While Driving: Parkland Could Crack Down on Offenders

Officials in Parkland, Florida, are weighing the options of making texting while driving illegal because of safety concerns. Texting while driving greatly increases the risk of an accident because a driver’s attention is significantly reduced – it is estimated that … Continue reading

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Protect Florida’s Students Against Abuse through Aversives, Restraint and Seclusions

The Autistic Self-Advocacy Network has started a petition to send to members of the Florida Department of Education to promote change that will prevent and protect students, especially special needs students, from abuse through aversives, restraint and seclusions. Currently, the … Continue reading

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New Seat Belt Legislation in Effect Today, June 30

Florida’s new seat belt laws go into effect today. As of today, June 30, law enforcement officers can make a traffic stop on any vehicle in which they observe a seat belt law violation. The current fine for a seat … Continue reading

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