Tampa Civil Law
Mr. Meyers has over 18 years of commercial and civil litigation experience, handling matters involving but not limited to consumer fraud, contract disputes, class actions, small claims, and construction defects. Mr. Meyers has also handled dissolution of marriage cases (divorces). Below you will find some unfair or deceptive business practice situations, that come up fairly often:
"Hidden" charges in a bill or invoice:
Although the extra charge may be just pennies or a few dollars, Florida law protects you from unfair and deceptive trade practices. You may be entitled to have the extra charge reversed, and to have your attorney’s fees paid to obtain the result. Also, if the practice is widespread, a class action may be appropriate. Speak to a lawyer if you want your money back and the unfair business practice to stop.
Charging for auto repairs not done or not completed:
Florida law prohibits car repair facilities from charging for repairs not done, or misleading the car owner as to the nature of repairs actually done. In many cases, you may be entitled to recover your attorney’s fee if you succeed in showing you were misled. Consult a lawyer.
Selling a home without advising the buyer of known defects:
In most circumstances, the seller of a home is obligated to advise the buyer of hidden defects. If you discover a defect in your newly purchased home that was not disclosed, contact a lawyer, and be prepared to bring all closing documents.
Have you received a summons to appear in court, and you're confused?
If you have been served with papers, consult a lawyer immediately. You may have been sued, and have a limited time to file a response with the court. You may have been asked to appear for a deposition, hearing or trial. In certain situations, it may be best to have your own counsel.