Jared Firestone, J.D., is a multi-disciplinary attorney with expertise in a range of legal areas. He founded and operated Firestone Law Firm PA in Hollywood, Florida, and worked as an Associate Attorney at Gustman Law P.C. in New York. His practice areas include Personal Injury, Criminal Defense, Medical Malpractice, Trusts & Wills, Civil and Commercial Litigation, Family Law, Real Estate, and Immigration. Additionally, he has experience in real estate, focusing on residential property in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale areas. Firestone also served as a pro bono Mediator at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Divorce Mediation Clinic. He holds a J.D. from Cardozo School of Law, where he honed skills in E-Discovery, Divorce Mediation, and Legal Writing, and a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Tulane University.
The outcome of a lawsuit faced by the popular ride sharing app Uber in California could have monumental effects throughout the nascent ride-sharing industry. The lawsuit was filed by Uber drivers in San Francisco federal court. The drivers are hoping to force Uber to recognize them as full employees, rather than independent contractors. As employees, the drivers would be
A $100 million dollar settlement was reached between the tobacco companies R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., Phillip Morris USA Inc., and Lorillard Tobacco Co. The settlement resolved about 400 cases that were pending in a Florida federal court. However, it did not affect thousands more that remain pending in Florida state courts. The abundance of individual
The UCLA Health System class action was filed against the University of California, Los Angeles, after a data breach put the private information of 4.5 million patients in jeopardy. The lawsuit, filed in the Los Angeles County Superior Court, states the UCLA Health System failed to protect the information. In addition, the hospital waited too long, allegedly 10
A class action lawsuit has been filed against AshleyMadison.com, a popular Canadian website that facilitates extra-marital affairs. This is after a recent breach of the site’s data systems exposed the personal information of about 39 million current and former users. Given the nature of the website – and the potential consequences stemming from the release
The Berlin-based music streaming service SoundCloud is being sued by the Performing Rights Society for Music (PRS). They are a group that represents musicians and publishers in the UK. PRS claims that SoundCloud has failed to obtain the proper license to host the music of PRS members. PRS claims that without the license, SoundCloud is
A yet to be tested state law in California has given way to an influx of consumer litigation against tech companies with automatically renewing subscription services. The 2010 California statute in question prohibits such automatic renewal charges without affirmative consent from the subscribed party. Along with claims under this statute, alternative claims under various consumer
A class action lawsuit has been filed in the Northern California U.S. District Court involving Twitter and its direct message feature. The class action stems from privacy concerns regarding Twitter tracking links that are sent through these direct messages. Twitter tracks these links by sweeping over links that are sent and shortening them with its
The estate of Paul Walker, an actor famous for his role in the Fast and Furious franchise killed in a car crash in November of 2013, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Porsche.
An influx of cases against manufacturers of duodenoscopes have entered the District Court of Central California after a number of patients at the UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center contracted serious, and often deadly infections from the use of duodenoscopes. Duodenoscopes are flexible, lighted tubes threaded through the mouth, throat, and stomach into the top of
Class action lawsuits involving the recent Volkswagen scandal continue to develop. Soon after the EPA issued a Notice of Violation against Volkswagen back in September after it was found the company feigned its results on emissions tests, the company sought legal representation, which it found in Chicago-based firm Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Besides the class