Michael Furdock v. RadioReference.com LLC - Subscription renewal reminder results in class action lawsuit

mancow

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I get premium for free but I'm going to pay for a membership now. It's nothing in the grand scheme of things but **** like this pisses me off and we need to support our own.
 

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I can’t wait to get my reminder email. Regardless of what time it gets sent out I am going to be sure to read it after 9:00 pm so I can sue RR and never have to work again. And now I know which lawyer to hire. 😂
 

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Michael Furdock and Jibrael S. Hindi's law firm folded like a cheap suit after that:
Has anyone else commented that the court filing was a Voluntary Dismissal Without Prejudice, with the word without italicized in the text?
 

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Case:
Michael Furdock Vs. Paypal Inc
24-001721-CI
Court:
Florida Circuit Court, Pinellas County
Summary:
PayPal was hit with a consumer class action on April 17 in Florida Circuit Court for Pinellas County. The suit, filed by the Law Offices of Jibrael S. Hindi, accuses the defendant of violating the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act by sending debt collection emails during restricted hours. Counsel have not yet appeared for the defendant. The case is 24-001721-CI, Michael Furdock Vs. Paypal Inc.
04/18/2024


Michael Furdock will never, ever, break into the world of "real" legal work, that does good things society, and makes him a lot of money. Instead, he will always be relegated to the bottom tier of shady work that does nothing to contribute to society, and to make a living he'll have to sell his soul every day knowing that what he is doing isn't novel, doesn't really help anyone, and really only serves to antagonize businesses.

One day he'll probably get a little older and wiser, maybe even start a family. But his past will be here for all to see for eternity.

Here's the kicker - this guy is a fraternity brother of mine (Pi Kappa Alpha - PIKE). Not the same chapters though.

I should sponsor a scholarship at HIS chapter at University of Miami for aspiring legal professionals of Pi Kappa Alpha, in his name, with the purpose to educate those up and coming lawyers what not to do. Case in point: Michael's lawsuit against RadioReference.

The guy is probably just spamming lawsuits to anyone who ever sent him an email, regardless of whether or not the Florida consumer protection law actually applies, just to see what will stick and where he might be able to extort a few thousand dollars from small businesses that don't want to devote the time and effort to fight. It's gross.
 

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It is like the phone scammers, you only need a couple to send money to make it worthwhile.
 

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Debt collectors?? Were you talking to my ex? I mean this *is* RADIO Reference so maybe you met her on the air.
For real though. You go to log in and it says membership expired, you just renew and that's it.
I renewed now I want my perks! I got it, my fee for database contributions is now double!!😁 (zero doubled is still zero).
 

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We have a ****load of professional plaintiffs in Florida and every Floridian pays for it. You should take it a step further and file multiple complaints with the Florida Bar: File a Lawyer Complaint – The Florida Bar .
Bumping this post. No idea whether the Florida Bar would do anything (I imagine they have their hands full!) but it's worth a shot. There should be accountability and repercussions for lawyers filing obviously frivolous lawsuits.
 

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Let me introduce you to Michael J. Furdock Esq. - a lawyer from St Petersburg, Florida

View attachment 164711

Michael Furdock is a recently minted Florida bar admitted lawyer with his recently launched law firm Furdock Law. He's previously had careers as a private fitness instructor, an aspiring sports agent, a lifestyle concierge for "VIP clients" in Miami Beach, and a specialist in Employee Retention Credits (ERCs) which is a pandemic era payroll program. All that is really missing from this lineup is a solar panel door-to-door salesman and cutco knives distributor to kind of tie it all together.

https://www.furdocklaw.com

https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelfurdock/

Michael was customer of RadioReference.com and a premium subscriber. Thank you for your trust in us, Michael! Michael received an email from us back in December of 2022 when his premium subscription was about to expire that notified him that, well, his subscription was about to expire. Most normal people when they receive this email say to themselves "Oh look, I should renew this subscription" or they say "Nah, I don't need to renew my subscription." Not Michael, he instead sat on that email for a year and a half, and then filed a Class Action Lawsuit against RadioReference alleging violation of the Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act (“FCCPA”) for contacting him outside of the hours of 9PM and 8AM attempting to collect a debt. I'm not making this up. He alleged that we were debt collectors. 🤨

Read for yourself:


We're not quite sure the motivations for pursuing such a legal strategy, especially given he is a lawyer himself, but if you check out the law firm he hired to file this suit it might become clearer (The Law Offices of Jibrael S. Hindi). Here is a promotional youtube video from this storied law firm he hired. You can't make this sh*t up.


Anyway, in response to the lawsuit, we filed a Section 57.105, Florida Statutes, for an award of attorneys’ fees as sanctions against Plaintiff Michael Furdock , and his counsel Gerald D. Lane, Jibrael S. Hindi, Jennifer G. Simil, Zane C. Hedaya, and the Law Offices of Jibrael S. Hindi, PLLC, for filing frivolous claims against RadioReference.com.


My favorite part of our section 57.105 filing is this:



Michael Furdock and Jibrael S. Hindi's law firm folded like a cheap suit after that:


This is not an April fools joke. This actually happened. I actually had to spend in excess of $20,000 to go through this.

Sorry Michael, even though you're sporting a double-breasted suit, you're no Harvey Spector.
Wow.

It seems as though he wants to be a Saul Goodman of sorts but failed miserably. I’m sorry RR had to go through this nonsense.
 

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Michael Furdock will never, ever, break into the world of "real" legal work, that does good things society, and makes him a lot of money. Instead, he will always be relegated to the bottom tier of shady work that does nothing to contribute to society, and to make a living he'll have to sell his soul every day knowing that what he is doing isn't novel, doesn't really help anyone, and really only serves to antagonize businesses.

One day he'll probably get a little older and wiser, maybe even start a family. But his past will be here for all to see for eternity.

Here's the kicker - this guy is a fraternity brother of mine (Pi Kappa Alpha - PIKE). Not the same chapters though.

I should sponsor a scholarship at HIS chapter at University of Miami for aspiring legal professionals of Pi Kappa Alpha, in his name, with the purpose to educate those up and coming lawyers what not to do. Case in point: Michael's lawsuit against RadioReference.

The guy is probably just spamming lawsuits to anyone who ever sent him an email, regardless of whether or not the Florida consumer protection law actually applies, just to see what will stick and where he might be able to extort a few thousand dollars from small businesses that don't want to devote the time and effort to fight. It's gross.
This guy really needs to be hauled in front of the Florida Bar for a refresher course in civility. Court dockets around the country are clogged with junk lawsuits just like this one. They’re fraudulent on their face and these bottom feeders should be exposed and humiliated publicly so as to serve as an example of what will NOT be tolerated in a profession that each year sadly becomes even more adversarial than the previous one!
 
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JonN

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Oh wow, I'm away for a bit and you're getting sued! This is still ongoing, isn't it? It's not like you guys are Adobe or something which I've heard actually automatically renews subscriptions, and makes it extremely hard almost impossible to cancel due to dark patterns they employ on their website.
Source: Adobe Sued by U.S. Government for Allegedly Making Canceling Online Subscriptions ‘an Obstacle Course’
Source 2: Adobe Targeted in Proposed Class Action for 'Auto-Renewal' Subscription Scheme | The Recorder

I'm not a paying customer but you guys have my full moral support!!!
 

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Unfortunately, we live in a litigious society,where anybody can sue anybody. One reason our court's are so tied up. Another fine example of a Turd. I will be reupping my subscription money every year. Vote with your buck's. Probably did you a favor.
 
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