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Know your rights: Consumer Collection Practices Act

Learn about the Consumer Collection Practices Act. Find out what Florida’s consumer laws prohibit, who is covered by the laws, and what you can do if your rights are violated under these laws.  The Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act prohibits both debt collectors and creditors from using certain types of abusive, deceptive, and misleading debt […]

Chapter 559 Regulation of Trade,Commerce And Investments, Generally

CONSUMER COLLECTION PRACTICES 559.551 Short Title Sections 559.55-559.785 may be cited as “Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act.” 559.552 Relationship of state and federal law– Nothing in this part shall be construed to limit or restrict the continued applicability of the federal Debt Collection Practices Act to consumer collection practices in this state. This part is […]

Community Service Announcement: ASPHALT = ASBESTOS

Every year over a half-million people are exposed to fumes from asphalt, a petroleum product used extensively in road paving, roofing, siding, and concrete work. Health effects from exposure to asphalt fumes include headache, skin rash, sensitization, fatigue, reduced appetite, throat and eye irritation, cough, and skin cancer. You can learn more about the dangers […]