Lindell & Farson provides quality legal services to both individuals and businesses with diverse legal needs.

Consumer Rights

1. S.D.S. Autos, Inc., DBA Lexus of Jacksonville v. Chrzanowski, 982 So. 2d 1 (Fla. 1st DCA 2007). Trial courts order certifying a class (represented by Mr. Lindell and Mr. Gannam) consisting of all purchasers or lessees of motor vehicles from the defendants who paid an improperly disclosed dealer fee affirmed on appeal resulting in later global settlement on behalf of certified consumer class.

2. S.D.S. Autos, Inc., DBA Lexus of Jacksonville v. Chrzanowski, 976 So. 2d 600 (Fla. 1st DCA 2007). Trial court’s order voiding mandatory arbitration clauses in lessees’ (represented by Mr. Lindell and Mr. Gannam) motor vehicle leases on the basis of unconscionability affirmed on appeal.

3. Frank Griffin Volkswagen, Inc. v. Smith, 610 So. 2d 597 (Fla. 1st DCA 1992). In case of first impression in Florida, the District Court of Appeal held that where automobile dealer (represented by Mr. Lindell) effectively disclaims all warranties in connection with the sale of a vehicle that revocation of acceptance is not a remedy available to the buyer under the Uniform Commercial Code for alleged defects in the vehicle itself.

4. Filer v. Frank Griffin Volkswagen, Inc., Case No. 90-7933-CA (Cir. Ct. Duval Co.). As lead counsel, successfully defended local car dealer against multiple consumer protection claims after five day jury trial.

5. Sellers v. Frank Griffin AMC Jeep, Inc., et al., 526 So.2d 147 (Fla. 1st DCA 1988). Motor vehicle dealer (represented by Mr. Lindell) successfully obtained ruling from the District Court of Appeal denying vehicle lessee the right to revoke acceptance based upon a finding that a closed end lease of a motor vehicle was not subject to the warranty provisions of the Federal Magnuson-Moss Act.

6. Dorminey v. Commercial Recovery Systems, Inc., Suit against debt collector for calls to client’s place of work without permission. Case settled for sufficient funds to pay off underlying debt, plus over $600 to client, with debt collector paying clients’ attorneys’ fees and costs for bring suit.

7. Newman v. Hillcrest, Davidson & Assoc., LLC: Suit against debt collector for failure to cease contact after being contacted by attorney and threatening client with legal actions that debt collector could not legally take. Case settled for forgiveness of underlying debt and payment by debt collector of clients’ attorney fees and costs for bringing suit.