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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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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.
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With decades of experience, more than 600 lawyers, and a support staff of over 2,900 employees, our firm has helped more than 100,000 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.
We Fight for Our Clients
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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We believe everyone should have access to quality legal representation. That's why we work on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay us only if and when we win your case. Our fee is a percentage of the verdict or settlement we obtain for you.get your free case evaluation now
What Our Clients Say
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."
Morgan & Morgan, America’s largest personal injury law firm with over 600 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.
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.
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.
The world’s largest BBQ chain is the latest business to be hit with a major data breach. A recent report from cybersecurity firm Gemini Advisory revealed that Dickey’s BBQ Pit had credit and debit card numbers stolen for over a year. Three million customers nationwide and around the world were affected.
High Volume, Long-Term Data Theft
The financial data was stolen from Dickey’s BBQ Pit from July 2019 to August 2020. Hackers seized the information from cards that still used outdated magstripe technology, stealing debit and credit card numbers from 156 of 469 locations of the BBQ chain.
While all businesses should regularly do audits to prevent these types of data breaches, this breach wasn’t discovered until the stolen cards appeared on the darkweb. The numbers were advertised on the illicit marketplace Joker’s Stash, with a median price of $17 per card.
What Should Customers Do Now?
Anyone who patronized Dickey’s from July 2019 to last August could be a victim. If you used a credit/debit card at Dickey’s BBQ Pit, notify your financial institutions to inform them of the possible breach.
Furthermore, Dickey’s customers should keep a close eye on their financial accounts and tell their banks or credit card companies immediately if they notice any irregularities. Also,
now might be a good time for everyone to replace their old debit and credit cards. Newer cards feature technology with better protection against hacking.
Morgan & Morgan Can Help
Unfortunately, this is not the first data breach at Dickey’s. Gemini Advisory also reported that the restaurant was hit with a ransomware attack in 2015 and paid hackers $6,000. They should have been on their guard, but they weren’t – and now their customers are paying the price.
If you were a victim of this data breach, you may be eligible for compensation. At Morgan & Morgan, we have successfully fought for data breach victims for years, and were named Consumer Protection Group of the Year by Law360 for our successful class action lawsuits against Yahoo and Equifax. To find out if you may have a case, fill out our free, no-risk case evaluation form today.
Amazon violated its own policies: Find out if you have a case.
Amazon is one of the biggest hubs for third-party sellers to connect with customers and sell their products, and many small businesses run exclusively on this platform. Third-party companies pay the seller’s fees and follow Amazon’s rules so they can grow their businesses, trusting Amazon to act ethically and hold up their end of the deal. But what really happens on Amazon’s side?
In what appears as an effort to protect third-party sellers, Amazon has a policy that restricts third-party sales and marketing data from being used to develop their own competing products. CEO Jeff Bezos claims that this policy is among the safeguards that protect small businesses who use the marketplace. The safeguards in place don’t seem to be enough, however — competing products are a big problem.
If your business has suffered due to Amazon’s actions, you may be owed compensation for your hardships. Contact Morgan & Morgan for a free case evaluation – it costs nothing to hire us, and we get paid out of your winnings, not your pocket.
What’s Amazon Doing?
Amazon adopted a policy that protects sellers’ confidential data so it can’t be used to develop and support its own products in competition. Bezos has pointed out that they were under no legal obligation to adopt this policy, but the fact remains that they did, so now they are obligated to follow it. Unfortunately, this hasn’t been the case.
Wall Street Journal investigated the company in April as it came to light that Amazon:
- Takes confidential and proprietary data from third-party sellers
- Uses this information to develop and market competing products
- Sells these products at a lower price point to undercut other sellers
- Emphasizes their own products on their platform
- Drives out third-party businesses as a result
That aside, Amazon already makes money by charging third-party sellers to use the marketplace. So not only does the mega-company profit from charging the sellers directly; Amazon also uses their data to undercut them, potentially driving them out using knockoffs of their own products.
Clearly, Amazon’s manipulation of this policy doesn’t just help boost its own sales – it can also bankrupt the “little guys” and force them to close, reducing competition rather than facilitating it.
How Jeff Bezos Responded
According to Forbes, Bezos said Amazon adopted this policy voluntarily, and the third-party marketplace was designed to increase competition in order to give the customers the best experience.
Unfortunately, this does nothing to address the fact that they’re not following the policy that they chose to adopt, or that violating this policy can actually reduce competition and create an unfair environment for third-party sellers.
By going back on their word, Amazon has manipulated small businesses into growing their profits for them. If Amazon has taken advantage of your business, Morgan & Morgan may be able to help.
Call Morgan & Morgan
When your business relies on Amazon in order to stay afloat, the value of their word can be make-or-break for your company. Fortunately, a lawyer may be able to get you the damages you’re owed.
Morgan & Morgan has been protecting families and small businesses since 1988. We’re an army of more than 500 attorneys that has recovered $7 billion for our clients across all practice areas. We fight For The People, and we have the resources needed to take on the biggest bullies in America and win.
If Amazon has hurt your business by violating its policies, you might deserve compensation. Fill out a free, no-obligation case evaluation to find out if we can help.
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.
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