Civil Litigation

Civil litigation covers a wide range of types of cases. Below are several specific areas our attorneys are experienced in handling, but if you have questions regarding other types of lawsuits or litigation matters, please contact us.

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TCPA/Do Not Call List Violations

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (47 U.S.C. § 227) of 1991 is a federal law restricting telemarketing calls and the use of automated telephone equipment. The primary purpose of the TCPA is to protect consumers from unwanted calls and to ensure that they have control over the calls they receive. Collections’ actions by phone are also regulated under the act. Consumers may file complaints with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) when TCPA is violated. 

The TCPA also provides consumers with the right to revoke their consent to receive telemarketing calls at any time. Businesses must honor these requests and stop making telemarketing calls to consumers who have revoked their consent.

How Do I Know If My TCPA Rights Have Been Violated? 

If you have received unsolicited calls, texts, or faxes from telemarketers or debt collectors, your rights under the TCPA may have been violated. TCPA violations may include:

• Repeated calls from debt collectors or credit application companies 

• Calls made to your cell phone without your express consent 

• Calls made to your home phone number after you have requested that the telemarketer stop 

• Automated calls or texts made without your consent 

• Unwanted calls after you submitted a Do Not Call request 

• Automated calls before 8 a.m. and after 9 p.m. 

If you suspect your rights have been violated or a company has overstepped the law, you may seek clarification on the TCPA website or contact a local attorney at Parrish & Goodman.

Federal and State Whistleblower Protections

Several federal and state laws protect employees who report fraud, crimes, and other violations that threaten consumer safety or health, employee rights, or financial integrity. Parrish & Goodman Law Firm has extensive knowledge and experience with these laws and how to use them to protect your rights and future.

The False Claims Act is one of the most essential tools taxpaying citizens have to end government waste and corporate abuse directly. It covers defrauding attempts that include:

  • IRS Fraud/Tax Evasion 
  • Overbilling Medicare/Medicaid 
  • Troubled Assets Relief Fund (TARP) Fraud 
  • Defense Contract Overcharging 
  • Pharmaceutical/Health Care Fraud 

Florida Statute Title X, Chapter 112, Sections 3187-31895, known as the Florida Whistle-blower’s Act, protects employees from adverse actions relating to reporting violations of state law.

These laws guarantee protection when you object to illegal or unethical practices by:

  • Objecting to or refusing to participate in policies, practices, or procedures at work that violate the law or regulatory guidelines.
  • Filing a formal complaint with an official governing body
  • Participating in an investigation or legal action against your employer
  • Contacting a whistleblower reporting website or hotline

Knowing your rights and legal protections is critical. Parrish & Goodman Attorneys at Law works tirelessly to protect your rights in whistleblower cases. Our skilled lawyers use the above laws and numerous other protection strategies to shield you from retaliation or take action against those who would punish you for uncovering their crimes.

Entertainment Law

Entertainment law requires business expertise combined with the knowledge and ability to manage everything from your personal brand to contract negotiations including disputes and copyright infringement. Parrish & Goodman are well versed in rules and laws that may apply to you. We are prepared to represent your interests at the negotiating table as well as in court.

Franchising Law and Franchise Disputes

Throughout the franchise relationship, we can ensure proper enforcement of franchise policies; operations run accordingly; and the franchise is renewed, transferred or wound down appropriately. Should a dispute arise, we are well versed to aid with negotiation or litigation. 

Whether you are considering your first franchise opportunity or a brand seeking qualified franchisees, you need qualified legal representation.

Contact us today to discuss your situation with an experienced franchise law attorney.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

Hiring a Civil Litigation Lawyer in Florida can be overwhelming; how do you know you are hiring the right one? It is imperative that you meet with them and get to know the attorney in person. You will get a gut feeling about who is the right fit to handle your case. At Parrish & Goodman, we believe you will have confidence in our team after meeting with us. Visit our website to schedule a no-risk, no-obligation consultation.

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