Marc Wites of Wites & Kapetan Secures $3.6 Million Dollar Settlement for 3rd Grade Girls Sexually Abused 11-Years Ago
Sexual abuse and harassment against women is finally a prevalent topic in today’s news. From Fox News to Harvey Weinstein,...Read More
The deadline to make a claim in the Cryptsy Class Action Settlement has passed. The Court has given final approval to the...Read More
Marc Wites Presents Lecture To UF Law Students On How To How To Identify, Interview For, And Succeed At Your First Legal Job
Marc Wites returned to Gainesville recently to give a lecture to first-year law students at The University of Florida College of Law (his law school) entitled “How to Identify, Interview for, and Succeed at Your First Job”. He discussed topics such as proof reading resumes for spelling and formatting errors, researching the person conducting the interview, sending hand-written thank you notes, arriving at work before the partners and staying until after they leave, treating the non-lawyer support staff with respect, not using or posting on social media during the work day and, of course, working hard. A link to the video of his presentation is below; it will be helpful to students and recent graduates in all fields of study and work. Do you encounter these issues in your company? Please share your thoughts and experiences. Click Here To Watch VideoRead More
Wites & Kapetan, P.A. Files Class Action Lawsuit Against Cryptsy and Its Principal Paul (“Big Vern”) Vernon
Wites & Kapetan, P.A. (www.wklawyers.com), along with the Silver Law Group, has filed a nationwide class action lawsuit in federal court against Florida-based cryptocurrency exchange operator Cryptsy and its principal, Paul (“Big Vern”) Vernon. Over the past several months, numerous Cryptsy account holders have been denied access to their accounts and have been deprived of any ability to properly protect their valuable assets amidst widespread reports of problems at the heart of Cryptsy’s business. While reports have been swirling in multiple media outlets that Cryptsy’s future is greatly troubled and that the company might be under heavy regulatory scrutiny, many Cryptsy account holders have been unable to withdraw any and all forms of currency from their accounts. Despite repeated inquiries to Cryptsy, users are being left without any meaningful response or information from Cryptsy and have had their withdrawal demands either denied or tabbed as “pending” for days, weeks, or even months. ...Read More
Starbucks Lawsuit: Scalding Hot Coffee Leaves Pompano Beach Man With 2nd Degree Burns on His Penis, Scrotum and Thighs
Many of us start each day with an optimism that our health and safety will remain intact. But, what if that optimism came to a screeching halt? All because of the very poor judgement, and negligence of another. Last May, Florida resident Christopher Romano had such an experience. Mr. Romano’s life was forever changed after he suffered extremely painful second-degree burns to his penis, scrotum and thighs due to the negligence of Starbucks. On that particular morning, Mr. Romano visited the drive-thru window at a Pompano Beach, Florida Starbucks. He ordered two breakfast sandwiches, and two large cups of coffee. Moments later, the breakfast sandwiches were handed to him by a Starbucks employee. He then waited for a few moments. Suddenly, the Starbucks employee reappeared and inquired as to why Mr. Romano was still idling in his vehicle. When Mr. Romano advised that he had not received the two large...Read More
What To Do If You’re Sued By Your Credit Card Company?
Being sued by a credit card company for unpaid debts can be demoralizing and frightening—but it shouldn’t scare you into inaction. By confronting the situation head-on, you can find a solution that works for you. What to do if your credit card company is suing you If you’re currently facing a law suit from your credit card company, you have a few options: You can contact the credit card company yourself and try to settle the debt. Because most credit card companies would rather get paid than spend time and money on legal proceedings, you do stand a chance of being able to stop the lawsuit by negotiating with the company and reaching a settlement. Tip: Negotiating with a credit card company can be time-consuming and extremely stressful. If you do go this route, stay committed, and make sure that you don’t agree to anything that isn’t in your financial...Read More
How to Get Rid of Credit Card Debt?
If you find yourself wondering how to get rid of credit card debt quickly, you’re not alone. A recent study by CreditCards.com estimates that the average American carries a balance of $15,950 in credit card debt. While some may find solidarity in that statistic, the vast majority of people are searching for ways out of crushing credit card debt. The good news for those struggling to pay off their debt is that there is always a way out. With a plan, patience, and perhaps a little help, you can pay off your credit cards, return to good standing with creditors, and move on with your life. Have a look below at our suggestions for getting rid of credit card debt for good. 1. Find out how much you owe. Paying off your credit debt requires you to be proactive: have the courage to dive into the numbers and find out...Read More
BLUE BELL ICE CREAM EXPANDS RECALL TO INCLUDE ALL OF ITS PRODUCTS
Blue Bell Ice Cream announced that “is voluntarily recalling all of its products currently on the market made at all of its facilities including ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen snacks because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.” The recalled products were sold throughout the United States, including Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wyoming. Attorney Marc Wites of Wites & Kapetan is not surprised by the expansion of the recall. “Our law firm is representing clients from state across the country that have become ill from eating Blue Bell Ice Cream, many of whom have been hospitalized, visited doctors, and missed...Read More