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EP Partner Seth Lehrman Raises More than $300,000 in Cy Pres Donations for Legal Aid Programs

EP partner Seth Lehrman and his co-counsel have generated more than $300,000 in cy pres awards for Legal Aid programs in South Florida through their successful efforts in class action cases.  The cy pres monies were allocated to Legal Aid following the settlement of TCPA and other consumer class action cases. The TCPA is a federal statute that provides important privacy rights to individuals, including the right to be free from unwanted cell phone calls, unsolicited text message advertisements and unwanted fax advertisements.

“At a time when programs and services that reflect the bedrock of American values flirt with disaster, it is comforting to know that all is not lost within the halls of justice,” said Dorian Lange, Director of Development for both Legal Aid programs in Broward.  She added that Seth Lehrman and his co-counsel Scott Owens “have together worked hard, alongside a few others in our Legal community, to ensure Legal Aid programs are top of mind as logical and deserving designees for cy pres funds. They have turned the tide for us repeatedly over the last 3 years, directing in excess of $325,000. This enables us to continue to provide critical legal remedy to stabilize families and communities and close the justice gap for those in dire need. We are immensely grateful.”

EP attorney Seth Lehrman litigates class actions in state and federal courts in Florida, California and across the United States. He represents consumers and businesses in class action and whistleblower cases to hold corporate wrongdoers accountable. He can be reached at 1-800-400-1098 during business hours on Eastern Standard Time.

EP Partners Win $5.7 Million Judgment in Trump Class Action Case

EP trial attorneys Brad Edwards, Seth Lehrman and their co-counsel Mark Fistos won a $5.7 million judgment on behalf of the plaintiffs in a federal class action case against the Trump Organization’s Trump National Golf Club Jupiter on February 1, 2017. The attorneys had tried the case on behalf of 65 class members, including three class representatives. U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra heard the case and entered the judgment on behalf of the class of club members.

The trial focused on whether Trump breached membership agreements by failing to refund monies to the club member class.  Plaintiffs claimed that Trump recalled their memberships by refusing them access to the club facilities. Once their memberships were recalled, Trump was required to refund deposits within thirty days. However, Trump failed to pay refunds, and refused the club members access to the facilities despite continuing to charge them dues.

Edwards and Lehrman were featured in many media stories about the judgment. National media outlets covering the ruling included the Associated Press, Bloomberg, CNN, ESPN, Law360, NBC News, the New York Times and many others.

Listen to Brad Edwards discuss the judgment with NPR’s Greg Allen here.

The attorneys also garnered coverage in a variety of South Florida media outlets, including the Daily Business Review, Palm Beach Post, South Florida Business Journal, Sun Sentinel, The Real Deal and WPTV.

Farmer Jaffe appreciates the commitment and resolve of its clients who stood up for their rights and the rights of class members and pursued the case through trial.

EP attorneys litigate class actions in state and federal courts. They represent consumers and businesses in class action and whistleblower cases to hold corporate wrongdoers accountable. The firm class action and trial teams have significant experience winning class certification in contested cases and successfully handling complex jury trials and bench trials. The attorneys can be reached at 1-800-400-1098 during business hours on Eastern Standard Time.