Hurricane Irma: Be Prepared

A personal message from Interim Executive Director, Paul Jess: Hurricane Irma is a dangerous and potentially life-threatening Category 5 storm. With record-breaking wind speeds and a diameter twice as wide as the Florida peninsula, it goes on record as one of the strongest hurricanes in history.     I urge you to take the necessary…

Hurricane Harvey: How you can help

A personal message from FJA Interim Executive Director, Paul Jess: All of our hearts go out to those who are suffering because of Hurricane Harvey, especially the families of those who have perished.     As Floridians, we know too well the devastating impact hurricanes can have on people and communities. People are hurting and…

Florida Should Carefully Monitor Developments with Flood Insurance Program and Hurricane Harvey Response

Pictures of elderly women sitting in flood water in their nursing home, heroic individuals rescuing people trapped in submerged cars, a law-enforcement officer wading through water carrying children on his shoulders, and major interstate highways turned into flowing rivers. The images coming out of the Houston, Texas region following Hurricane Harvey are heartbreaking. After making…

Don’t Fall for the Hot Coffee Hoodwink

Corporate America and its special-interest Army across the country have engaged in a lengthy campaign to distort the truth about lawsuits in America. They’ve worked for years to convince policy leaders to make it harder for people to seek civil justice and protect corporations from facing accountability when they hurt people. They label legitimate lawsuits…

“They Did it to Themselves”

I learn something new every day from my friends on social media. A friend shared a photo of a white board that shares the secret of finding industries that are ripe for disruption: Identify the companies/sectors that routinely mistreat consumers. Here’s what was written on the white board:   “Amazon didn’t kill the retail industry.…