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Morgan & Morgan is a leading personal injury law firm dedicated to protecting the people, not the powerful. We take pride in the fact that we do not represent insurance companies, hospitals, or other large corporations. We have limited our law practice to the representation of the people, covering a wide range of personal injury and consumer protection cases.Learn more about us
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With decades of experience, more than 700 lawyers, and a support staff of over 3,000 employees, our firm has helped more than 300,000 clients nationwide. In their efforts to protect the people, not the powerful, our attorneys have established themselves among defense attorneys and insurance providers alike as leading trial lawyers.
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We have obtained groundbreaking verdicts in areas such as tobacco litigation and single-day recoveries totaling more than $92 million; however, our success is not measured only by our results.
We have garnered coverage from prominent news outlets as well as recognition from renowned legal publications.
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Many Morgan & Morgan attorneys have been designated “Super Lawyers” and have received the esteemed AV rating, the highest level of legal professional excellence, obtained only by peer review.
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At Morgan & Morgan, our attorneys are proud of the positive feedback we’ve received over the years regarding the quality of our work and commitment to our clients’ needs. If you are looking for an attorney, hear what our former clients have to say.
"I was T-boned and called for help. Paralegal Theresa Presley and attorney Clay Mitchell took over everything. I didn't even have to drive to them (I was injured). They did every single thing behind the scenes, from my perspective. I got twice as much as expected from my settlement AND they sent me to the absolute best doctor I could have ever asked for. They were professional, warm, assuring, informative, and continued to exceed what they had promised. Thank you. I would never go elsewhere. I wish I could give 10+ stars."
With protesters across the country getting arrested for exercising their Freedom of Speech, there has been a massive influx of donations to bail funds over the past ten days.
The Orlando-based Community Bail Fund, founded by Matt Morgan in February, is no exception. It’s now raised more than $200,000 in bail funds: $100,000 in donations, and $100,000 matched by the Morgan family. The family will continue matching donations until the fund hits the $250,000 mark.
In an interview with WFTV’s Karla Ray on Wednesday, Morgan discussed how devastating something as simple as not making bail can be.
“The impacts of that across your entire life are overwhelming,” he said. “You’re not going to go to work, so you’re going to lose your job. You’re not going to be able to pay your rent, so you lose your housing. Most times you’re going to take a quick plea deal, which is going to be on your record for life and make it really difficult for you to get a job in the future.”
Bail funds raise money to post bail for low-level, nonviolent offenders so they can get out of jail while they await trial. Morgan says the Community Bail Fund has now helped release 100 people from jail. That’s 100 people who could have lost their jobs or homes if not for the fund.
Many people consider the bail system to be unfairly punitive to low-income people. In the WFTV segment, Aramis Ayala, State Attorney for the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court, said, “Poor people should not just be sitting in custody pre-trial, when wealthier people who may have done more violent crimes are walking amongst us.”
Ayala also cited over-policing and jailing people for low-level crimes such as petty theft, trespassing, or drug possession as being counterproductive. “When you are over-policing and increasing the possibility of incarceration for low-level crimes, you increase the possibility of having encounters, and therefore violent encounters, and in this case that we’re seeing nationally, deadly encounters with law enforcement for nonviolent type things.”
One such encounter, the murder of George Floyd by four members of the Minneapolis Police Department, has sparked outrage and calls for criminal justice reform. Thousands of Americans have protested in all 50 states, and many have been arrested for breaking curfew or for unlawful assembly.
As a result, bail funds have seen a flood of donations from people who want to aid protesters and support their cause from afar. The Minnesota Freedom Fund raised $20 million in just four days, so much that it started diverting donations to other organizations.
The Community Bail Fund hasn’t hit seven figures yet, but the funds it’s raised have been significant, perhaps even life-saving. You can donate to the fund here.
Morgan & Morgan, America’s largest personal injury law firm with over 700 attorneys and thousands of support staff, continues to grow. We’re proud to announce our merger with Boston personal injury law firm Mitcheson & Lee, LLP.
Like Morgan & Morgan, Mitcheson & Lee is known for developing strong attorney-client relationships and taking an active role in the cases they pursue. Their attorneys are dedicated to getting the best results for their clients, no matter what it takes.
Mitcheson & Lee attorneys handle a wide variety of personal injury cases including car accidents, medical malpractice, slip and falls, wrongful death, product liability, and bicycle accidents.
Attorneys Garrett Lee and Luke Mitcheson have both been named Super Lawyers® Rising Stars™on multiple occasions. The firm, thanks to their leadership, has recovered significant compensation for its clients, including a $1.75 million settlement for an auto accident victim earlier this year.
Morgan & Morgan is excited to work together with Mitcheson & Lee as we continue to fight For The People of Boston.
If you have a personal injury claim, be sure to fill out our free, no-obligation case evaluation form.
After years of lawsuits and negotiations, farmers whose livelihoods were impacted by Dicamba herbicide are finally receiving justice. A number of them had faced serious financial losses to their yields season after season because the herbicide had a propensity to drift and damage their crops.
Although Monsanto and BASF — a chemicals corporation — developed Xtend crops, which were genetically modified to be resistant to dicamba herbicides, dicamba remained highly lethal to crops that were not genetically modified. To make matters trickier, dicamba is prone to vaporizing, or volatizing, and drifting through the air, affecting crops miles away from its site of application. When it drifts, crops in the vicinity can be seriously harmed, and farmers could suffer yield losses, which means they lose a lot of money.
After the Xtend crop system was brought to market in 2016, the number of complaints of crop damage caused by off-target dicamba exploded. Thousands of farmers have made such complaints over the past few years — what was once a rare occurrence has now become all too routine.
Farmers Demand Justice
After facing economic losses due to dicamba’s effect on their crops, affected farmers are banding together to file lawsuits. These lawsuits usually target the Dicamba manufacturer, not the farmers who applied the product.
In November 2017, Morgan & Morgan attorney Rene Rocha filed a motion asking for the coordination of these lawsuits as a multidistrict litigation, or MDL. Coordination through an MDL allows complex cases with a large number of plaintiffs, like this one, to be prepared, negotiated, and litigated in a more streamlined way.
With today’s announcement of a $400 million settlement, long-suffering farmers will finally receive financial compensation for the damage they have experienced.
“This settlement is the result of years of hard-fought litigation,” attorney Rene Rocha said. “It will provide much-needed relief to thousands of farmers who have been affected by off-target dicamba, and resolve disputes that have roiled agriculture for the better part of a decade.”
Farmers Still Suffering Losses
Not all farmers whose yields were harmed by Dicamba have filed a lawsuit.
The signs of Dicamba crop damage include:
- Twisted leaves
- Upward cupping on leaves
- Narrow, strap-like leaves on the youngest growth
- Aboveground roots on the stems of some annual flowers
A farmer who has suffered from dicamba damage at any time between 2015-2020 may be eligible to participate in this settlement. You can find out if you qualify by giving us a call for a free, no-obligation consultation.
Morgan & Morgan is proud to fight on behalf of America’s farmers, and we want to fight for you too. So call today; we’re ready to go to work.
In Florida, a class-action lawsuit alleging that Ritz-Carlton did not warn patrons before including an automatic tip is moving forward.
Unsuspecting patrons may have overpaid for their meals, leaving two tips instead of one.
One such victim, the plaintiff Michael Fox, claims that he was unknowingly charged an 18% tip at three different Ritz-Carlton restaurants—at one there was no automatic tip warning, and at the other two it was labeled “suggested.”
However, the suit alleges damages not only to Michael Fox but to Ritz-Carlton patrons within the last 4 years who frequented any of the 10 Ritz-Carlton hotels and 49 restaurants in Florida, potentially totaling more than 5 million dollars.
Were You Defrauded? Contact Morgan & Morgan
Always remember to carefully consider your bill. Refrain from immediately entering a tip and read to ensure that no tip has been automatically added. It never hurts to be safe and ask for clarification. If you believe that you have been defrauded by Ritz-Carlton or another establishment, contact Morgan & Morgan by filling out a free case evaluation form.
Data breaches are down compared to 2019, but you’d never guess that from the seemingly endless headlines about companies failing to safeguard their users’ information. According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, there were 540 breaches between January and June of this year — an average of 90 per month. These leaks exposed hundreds of millions of private records, so if you haven’t changed your passwords lately, now would be a great time to do so.
Here are five of the biggest data breaches of the year so far, and what you can do if you’ve been affected by one of them.
1. Estee Lauder
Earlier this year, researchers found a massive amount of information stored in an unsecured cloud database owned by Estee Lauder. The cosmetics company shut down the database after learning of its vulnerability.
- When breach was announced: February 2020
- Number of records exposed: 440 million
- Types of information: Email addresses, IP addresses, pathways, and ports
2. MGM Resorts
In February, Morgan & Morgan filed a lawsuit against MGM Resorts International over a data breach that exposed the personal information of what was originally thought to be 10 million guests.
In July, researchers learned that an MGM breach had exposed at least 142 million guests’ data. It’s still unclear whether this breach includes the original 10 million exposed records, or if it was separate from the initially announced one.
- When breach was announced: February 2020/July 2020
- Number of records exposed: 142-152 million
- Types of information: Names, birthdates, phone numbers, home addresses, and email addresses
Wishbone is a mobile application that lets users (many of them teens) vote on their favorite of two items, in categories such as movies, TV, and food. This spring, a hacker posted Wishbone’s entire user database online, available to download at no cost.
- When breach was announced: May 2020
- Number of records exposed: 40 million
- Types of information: Usernames, passwords, email addresses, phone numbers, and locations
Rumors of a LiveJournal breach have persisted for years, and sure enough, 33 million user records appeared on hacking forums this spring. The data could be as much as six years old, and LiveJournal denies a breach even occurred, but you can check HaveIBeenPwned to see if your information has been exposed in this alleged hack (or others).
- When breach was announced: May 2020
- Number of records exposed: 33 million
- Types of information: Usernames, passwords, email addresses, and profile URLs
In April, Morgan & Morgan filed a proposed class action lawsuit against Marriott International (again) after a data breach allegedly exposed the information of over 5 million customers. Marriott said that it discovered the breach at the end of February, but that the data had been exposed since mid-January. If this is true, more than two months passed between the time the breach happened and the time Marriott announced it.
- When breach was announced: March 2020
- Number of records exposed: 5.2 million
- Types of information: Names, birthdates, phone numbers, and loyalty account numbers
Contact a Data Breach Attorney
If a company failed to protect your personal information, and you suffered financial losses or fell victim to identity theft as a result of that breach, you could be owed money for damages. Morgan & Morgan is America’s largest personal injury law firm, and Law360 named us its Consumer Protection Group of the Year in part for our work as a “driving legal force” on data breach cases such as Yahoo and Equifax.
Our attorneys are experienced, diligent, and not afraid to go to trial to recover full compensation for our clients. To see if we can help you, contact us for a free, no-obligation case review.
Like everything else in 2020, holiday shopping is going to be more challenging than usual.
This surge of internet shopping will undoubtedly encourage cybercriminals to step up their efforts to steal consumer information. The holidays are already one of the busiest seasons for data breaches, and hackers’ methods are always getting more sophisticated.
As an online consumer, protecting yourself is your first line of defense. With so many additional transactions this year, it’s a good time to review some basic guidelines for safe online shopping — both for over the holidays and the rest of the year, as well.
Use a Credit Card
While debit cards offer convenience, they are not as secure as credit cards for online transactions. Credit cards provide extra protection against fraud, and by law can only hold cardholders accountable for up to $50 in fraud cases while the case is resolved.
Debit cards directly access the user’s bank, so fraudulent activity could wipe out a shopper’s checking or savings account. And while most banks do offer protection against unauthorized transactions, it can take up to a month to resolve, leaving victims vulnerable at the worst time.
Protect Yourself Online
Although hackers will try hard to steal information this holiday season, by taking a few simple precautions you can protect yourself against many online attacks. Before you click to make a purchase, be sure to:
- Make sure you’re on a legitimate, secure website. Check that your website is the one you think it is, and not an imposter site with a slightly misspelled name. Also, make sure the website starts with “https,” not just “http.” The “s” at the end means that you are on a secure, encrypted website.
- Never click on a pop-up ad. While they may be offering excellent bargains, cybercriminals often employ bogus pop-ups to trick customers into giving out their financial information. Always place orders on a legitimate website, never a pop-up ad.
- Research the source. It’s exciting to find new websites offering bargains, but sometimes their offers are too good to be true. Do your research before entering credit or debit card numbers on a site you’ve never heard of. They could be a hacker phishing for financial information.
Secure Your Computer
Security is not just about keeping safe on websites. Your computer itself needs to be secure in order to ensure that your online shopping is safe and private. Be sure to:
- Keep your browser up-to-date. Web browsers are always updating their products to safeguard against security threats. If you’re using an older version of a browser, you may be vulnerable. Always click “yes” when given the option to update your browser.
- Make sure your device is free of viruses and malware. Some viruses maintain a low-key presence on computer hard drives, quietly collecting data and sending it to hackers. Make sure you use updated antivirus software to keep your computer clean.
- Don’t auto-save passwords. While it’s very convenient, auto-saving passwords on your computer makes it easier for hackers to access your financial information. Try using a password manager to diversify and safeguard your passwords.
Stay Secure in Real Life, Too
While most online fraud begins on the internet, it can also start in the real world. Shoppers can secure themselves against cybercriminals by adhering to these safe practices:
- Don’t shop while using public WIFI. Never enter personal information over a public network. They are among the simplest to hack and make for easy targets for cybercriminals. Use a personal or secured network instead.
- Pay with a digital wallet. If you want to pay in person with your bank account but don’t want to use a debit card, try a digital wallet. Services like Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Paypal directly access your bank account with added encryption for security.
- Watch out for real, physical hackers. Some cybercriminals get information by simply reading your PIN number over your shoulder at an ATM. Also, watch out for skimmers, which are devices attached to ATMs and other card readers that collect users’ financial information.
Watch for Data Breaches
Sometimes, in spite of all the precautions individuals take, information leaks anyway. Companies holding sensitive financial information can have data breaches, often leaving millions vulnerable to fraudulent transactions.
If you think this happened to you, Morgan & Morgan can help. We have filed some of the biggest data breach lawsuits in the country, including those against Equifax and Yahoo.
If you suspect you may be the victim of a data breach, fill out our no-obligation case evaluation form and we will investigate.
So, before you go cybershopping for the holidays this year, take a minute to make sure that everything is as secure as possible. It will help keep you filled with good cheer, and not on the phone disputing fraudulent purchases.
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