The Philadelphia Inquirer acknowledges Stumphauzer Kolaya Nadler & Sloman’s Efforts in Recovering Funds and Assets for Investors in SEC Receivership

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Miami, FL | July 18, 2023 – Over the past three years, Ryan Stumphauzer has served as the court-appointed receiver for a Philadelphia-based merchant cash advance business in an action pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Timothy Kolaya, who is counsel for the Receiver, has worked alongside Ryan to manage ongoing business operations, recover and preserve the company’s assets, and represent the Receiver in the SEC action. The Philadelphia Inquirer, which has been keeping a watchful eye over the case, recently reported on the progress of these recovery efforts:

Stumphauzer Kolaya Nadler & Sloman Prevails in Three Appeals Before the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit

Miami, FL | August 30, 2022 – The attorneys at Stumphauzer Kolaya Nadler & Sloman received three favorable rulings from the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit over the last few weeks. From claims arising from Instagram giveaways to unique jurisdictional questions involving receiverships, the firm is happy to have been able to achieve these positive results for our clients: 

Significant International Legal Developments Made in the Area of Ethics in 2020

By Amy M. Bowers

(Originally featured by the ABA International Section’s Ethics Committee at: ABA – International Section: The Year in Review; International Legal Developments Year in Review: 2020)

This article reviews some of the most significant international legal developments made in the area of ethics in 2020.

2020, the year of COVID, witnessed more than the warp-speed development of several vaccines against the Coronavirus. Indeed, as the world tackled a pandemic, the application of justice and law has carried on. Four areas of interest that merit highlighting in 2020 are: (1) service of process abroad, and how the pandemic has impacted alternative service under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure Rule 4(f); (2) the nomination of Supreme Court justices in the United States; (3) the neutrality or non- neutrality of wing arbitrators; and (4) the tackling of corruption in the execution of contracts that are later arbitrated.

What Health Care Providers Should Know About the Telephone Consumer Protection Act

By Ian Ross and Jorge Perez Santiago

(Originally featured by the American Health Law Association at: )

Thousands of companies are sued every year under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 (the TCPA). The attorneys who bring these lawsuits target every industry, but in recent years have focused much of their attention on health care companies and medical providers who communicate with their patients via text message and prere­corded messages. Many courts have held that certain provisions in the TCPA and its imple­menting regulations are subject to interpretation, and plaintiffs’ attorneys have taken advantage of this uncertainty by filing lawsuits first and worrying about the implications later. Although appellate courts—and even the United States Supreme Court—have stepped in to clarify the scope of the TCPA, it is important for health care professionals to understand the dangers posed by these lawsuits and to make sure that their compliance program and communications with their patients follow the TCPA and applicable regulations. This article will outline the basic structure of the TCPA and explain (1) what it prohibits, (2) the exemp­tions to the TCPA that have been enacted to protect health care professionals who need to communicate with their patients, and (3) how those exemptions have been interpreted by courts and why those interpretations continue to evolve.

Stumphauzer Foslid Sloman Ross & Kolaya Attorney Amy Bowers Co-Authors Article for ABA International Section’s Ethics Committee

Miami, FL | August 16, 2021 – Stumphauzer, Foslid, Sloman, Ross & Kolaya attorney Amy M. Bowers co-authored an article in The Year in Review: An Annual Survey of International Legal Developments and Publication of the American Bar Association International Law Section, which is published in cooperation with Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. The article was submitted to the survey on behalf of the Ethics Committee of the International Section of the American Bar Association, which Amy co-chairs.

Stumphauzer Foslid Sloman Ross & Kolaya and its Lawyers Recognized by Chambers & Partners

Miami, FL | June 1, 2021 – Stumphauzer Foslid Sloman Ross & Kolaya is proud to announce that the firm and three of its lawyers have been recognized by Chambers and Partners, a leading provider of legal research and analysis that identifies top law firms and lawyers across the United States of America. According to its website, Chambers and Partners, a UK-based publisher, selects attorneys and practice areas for inclusion based on confidential, in-depth interviews with thousands of clients and attorneys from across the country.

Compliance Lessons From Newest Florida Privacy Class Actions

By  Ian Ross and Jorge Perez Santiago

(Originally featured by Law360 at: )

Over the last two years, plaintiffs have increasingly looked to state courts when filing their consumer protection and privacy putative class actions.

Claims under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, for example, were once filed almost exclusively in federal court. Now hundreds are brought in state court where plaintiffs can try to avoid the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit precedent that has narrowed the viability of those cases.[1]

More recently, plaintiffs have tested their luck filing class claims based on alleged deceptive emails or data breaches under Florida’s Electronic Mail Communications Act and Florida’s Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act.[2]