April 24, 2022 – Major Changes Coming for Medical Debt on Your Credit Report

Good Morning! I hope this newsletter finds you doing well. This week, I’ll focus on the recent announcement by TransUnion, Experian, and Equifax on reporting medical debt on consumers’ credit reports. Beginning July 1, 2022, medical debt that was paid...

April 10, 2022 – Justice, A Poem By Ryan Torrens

Justice They say justice is blind. No, justice can see.   But so many wonder, if it’ll ever be given to me? Justice ain’t blind and it ain’t free. For those who are broke, no justice will there be.   Is justice bought or is it a right, For prince and pauper...

April 10, 2022 – We Are Challenging Our Eviction Law’s Constitutionality

Good Morning!  I hope this newsletter finds you doing well. This morning, we filed a constitutional challenge to Florida’s pay-to-play eviction law in Hillsborough County Court.  Florida Statute 83.60(2) requires a tenant deposit all back rent (and ongoing rent)...

March 27, 2022 – Words, A Poem by Ryan Torrens

Words   I am a lawyer. I do battle with words.   But some things are just too deep for words to say. To express our pain, we must find another way.   Poetry has its own language, the language of the heart. Through a poem, our healing can finally start....

March 25, 2022 – Increased Alcohol Addiction: Another Collateral Consequence of the Pandemic

The New York Times published a disturbing yet informative article on March 22, 2022, detailing how alcohol-related deaths increased by 25 percent in 2020 compared with 2019. In fact, among adults younger than 65, alcohol-related deaths actually outnumbered deaths from...