Ford Recalls Defective Lincolns and Nautilus Vehicles

Ford recalls about 26,000 vehicles over potential issues from damaged wiring. Fox Business (7/21, Genovese, 1.73M) reports Ford is recalling about 26,000 vehicles in North America to deal with “potential safety issues from damaged airbag wiring to overheating seats.” On Tuesday, officials indicated that the action applies to “select 2016-2020 Lincoln MKX models, Nautilus vehicles… Read More »

The COVID-19 Effect: Grappling with Aggressive Debt Collectors

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a financial toll on consumers and small businesses, but the debt collection industry keeps going. Federal, state, and local governments have temporarily paused collection of some debts owed to the government (e.g. student loans and federally-backed mortgages), but private collectors continue to collect credit card debt, medical bills, and more…. Read More »

COVID Foreclosure Tidal Wave Is Predicted

The Law Office of Robert W. Murphy has been assisting homeowners prepare for the anticipated wave of foreclosures in the wake of the COVID 19 financial crisis.  Based on our discussions with homeowners, we are finding that minorities in Florida will be especially hard hit. A new National Consumer Law Center (“”NCLC”) policy brief “A… Read More »

Scam Debt Collectors Are Busy During Shutdown

The Murphy Law Firm has seen a significant spike in scam debt collectors calling consumers during the COVID-19 Shutdown.  These out-of-state unlicensed debt collectors make harassing calls to consumers and use false statements, deceptive practices and even threats in their attempts to extort money.  Recent enforcements actions include claims against: IKS & Associates, LLC, a… Read More »

The COVID-19 Crisis: Credit Reporting

Since the COVID-19 crisis started, the Murphy Law Firm has been receiving many calls from worried consumers. Many people are rightly concerned that the loss of income will result in damage to credit reports as accounts go into arrears. The COVID-19 crisis will damage the credit reports of tens of millions of consumers, who will… Read More »

Attorney Murphy Honored to Teach at Top 25 Law School

  Attorney Murphy is pleased to report that his alma mater, the University of Florida, is now one of the highest ranked law schools in the country. UF Law is now a top 25 law school and a top 10 public law school! UF Law ranks 24th among all law schools, 7th among public law… Read More »

Attorney Murphy Attends Law Zebra Meeting

Attorney Murphy was honored to spend last weekend in Las Vegas working and teaching with Law Zebras from 13 different states.  Law Zebra is a membership organization of highly skilled and dedicated consumer rights trial lawyers. In addition to each other, members help other consumer lawyers throughout the US prepare their cases for trial, settlement… Read More »

Attorney Murphy Appointed to Florida Bar Consumer Protection Committee

Attorney Murphy is honored to have been appointed  to the Florida Bar Consumer Protection Committee for the third time by the Florida Bar President John Stewart. On October 17, 2019, Attorney Murphy attended the Fall Meeting of the Committee in Tampa, Florida. As part of the agenda, the Committee discussed the continued needs of Floridians… Read More »