INVESTOR ALERT-LERMAN LAW FIRM ANNOUNCES INVESTIGATION OF HAWK SYSTEMS, INC. AND HAWK BIOMETRIC TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

 

March 20, 2017 10:00 ET | Source: Lerman Law Firm

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., March 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- In the wake of a detailed news report by Jeff Ostrowski of The Palm Beach Post titled “NFL Players Stung By Losses in West Palm Beach Company,” concerning penny stock company Hawk Systems, Inc. (“Hawk Systems”), trading under the symbol HWSY, the Lerman Law Firm (Cathy Jackson Lerman, P.A.), has initiated an investigation into the activities of Hawk Systems and its subsidiary, Hawk Biometric Technologies, Inc. (“Hawk Biometric”). 

The Lerman Law Firm is investigating claims that NFL players who became investors in Hawk were used to “bait” the elderly to invest in the company. In addition, the Lerman Law Firm has learned that some investors may have unknowingly purchased shares of stock in Hawk Systems or Hawk Biometric, which were never authorized, and were illegally issued and sold.

According to a press release issued by Mark Spanakos, who is the named Plaintiff in a shareholder derivative suit filed against Hawk Systems and others in Palm Beach County, millions of shares of Hawk stock are still trading.  Yet Hawk never made a profit and incurred millions of dollars in net losses.   

“What is probably most shocking is that no one in the state of Florida, including the Attorney General Pam Bondi, law enforcement, the SEC, the IRS or the FBI has to date done anything to help these investors/victims.  We need to find out what happened to the millions of dollars of investor money, and determine if Hawk Systems or Hawk Biometric stock was illegally sold, or if elderly investors were illegally targeted,” stated Cathy Lerman, principal of the Lerman Law Firm.

If you currently own stock in Hawk Systems or Hawk Biometric and wish to obtain additional information about the investigation or wish to provide information to assist in the Lerman firm’s investigation, please contact Cathy Lerman via email at clerman@lermanfirm.com or by telephone at (954) 332-1143.

 

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David Byles-An Example of What Everyone in the Automotive Industry Should Be

I don't often write positive, personal columns on this blog.  As a Consumer Protection attorney, I have plenty of bad stories and warnings to fill these pages.  However, sometimes you meet someone that you know is making a positive difference in the world and you just have to say something.

So this column is about David Byles, an automotive sales representative with Autonation in Pompano Beach, Florida.  David's integrity, concern for his clients and his dedication are exemplary.  I had the pleasure of working with David recently and I decided he needed some recognition for all of his hard work.  Since I always blast the bad guys, it is time to give the good guys some credit!

There are not many people in the automotive industry that I consider exemplary or exceptional but David is one of them.  If you need a vehicle, call David Byles. If he can't help you, he will find someone who will. You will not be sorry and you will have the best sales experience of your life. David can be reached at 954-644-4832.*   

 

*Please note this Blog Post is being published simply as a courtesy to Florida consumers.. We do not and will not accept any gratuities or fees arising from the purchase of vehicles from Mr. Byles.

All the Best, Cathy

CONSUMER PROTECTION WARNING ON ILOVEKICKBOXING.COM

FLORIDA CONSUMERS ARE WARNED THAT THEY MAY NOT RECEIVE ADEQUATE OR FULL DISCLOSURE ON THE DANGERS AND POTENTIAL INJURIES ASSOCIATED WITH ILOVEKICKBOXING.COM.  THERE ARE SUBSTANTIAL INJURIES THAT MAY RESULT FROM ENGAGING IN STRENUOUS PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES WITHOUT PROPER PRE-TRAINING INSTRUCTION OR PROPER PRE-EXERCISE WARMUPS.  ILOVEKICKBOXING.COM DOES NOT PROVIDE WARNINGS, INSTRUCTIONS OR CONSUMER AWARENESS PRECAUTIONS FOR THOSE WHO MAY CHOOSE TO PARTICIPATE IN THEIR KICKBOXING ACTIVITIES.  SEVERE INJURIES MAY RESULT.  CONSUMERS WHO ARE INJURED AT A ILOVEKICKBOXINGFACILITY ARE ENCOURAGED TO FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE CONSUMER PROTECTION ATTORNEY GENERAL OF THEIR STATE AND REQUEST AN INVESTIGATION INTO THEIR ACTIVITIES.  CONSUMERS WHO HAVE BEEN INJURED AT A ILOVEKICKBOXING.COM FACILITY SHOULD CONTACT AN ATTORNEY IMMEDIATELY TO ASSIST THEM IN OBTAINING COMPENSATION FOR THEIR INJURIES AND MEDICAL BILLS.

LERMAN LAW FIRM ISSUES NATIONWIDE FRAUD ALERT FOR FLORIDA ELDERS AND RESIDENTS

Are you thinking about moving to Florida? 

Are your Grandma and Grandpa thinking about moving to Florida?

THINK AGAIN.

 

Hidden behind the façade of sun-kissed coastlines, palm trees, and thousands of “beautiful people” with great tans is a dirty little secret.  What seniors, both those already in Florida and those considering a move to the Sunshine State, should be aware of is already known to local regulators and state law enforcement.  That dirty little secret is going to be the subject of several blog posts by the Lerman Law Firm.

 

The Lerman Law Firm will speak openly and honestly about the many dangers that threaten our citizens, especially senior citizens who are targeted by scammers. We will also discuss why nothing is being done about it.

 

Fraudsters, organized crime bosses and multiple convicted felons from other states and countries flock to Florida. Why? Why is Florida the fraud capital of the United States?  The answer is simple: because criminals know that there is a state wide systemic failure by law enforcement and regulators to investigate and prosecute fraudsters who financially exploit the elderly and Florida residents. 

 

Often, these criminals set up shop in Florida, open up fake businesses or buy OTC publicly traded shell corporations and start to jumpstart their schemes by looking for new investors, who should more accurately be referred to as prey. 

 

Local and state law enforcement and regulators provide few resources to investigate or prosecute these criminals.  In fact, many times law enforcement will refuse to even take a report from a victim of elderly exploitation case or a victim of a  Ponzi scheme.  All too often, these schemes to defraud are completely blown off by law enforcement, which makes the ridiculous claim that these are a “a civil matter,” and thus purportedly outside of the scope of criminal investigations. 

 

However, law enforcement and regulators ignore the fact that there are multiple criminal statutes on the books in Florida that make exploiting the elderly, running organized schemes to defraud, orchestrating Ponzi schemes, selling fake investments, and laundering money all felonies.  A felony is a major crime?  So why is so little attention given to such a big problem? What would motivate law enforcement or regulators to ignore certain crimes and victims?  Why are some victims of crime protected while others are ignored? Why would police officers, prosecutors, the attorney general and others protect criminals? These are all important questions which we will explore.

 

Every citizen in Florida and every person who has family members in this state should be asking these same questions.  I can assure you that the answers may surprise you--and may even scare you. Stay tuned……

 

CONSUMER PROTECTION INVESTIGATION AND WARNING PERFORMANCE PLUS CORAL SPRINGS, FLORIDA

CONSUMERS ARE ADVISED THAT THIS CAR REPAIR SHOP HAS CHANGED OWNERSHIP AND CONSUMERS NEED TO BE AWARE OF POTENTIAL UNFAIR AND DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES SUCH AS ADVISING OF UNNEEDED REPAIRS, PERFORMING REPAIRS INCOMPETENTLY, ADVISING ERRONEOUSLY THAT THOROUGH CHECKS OF THE VEHICLE HAVE BEEN DONE AND REPAIRS ALLEGED TO BE NEEDED ARE NOT NECESSARY. CONSUMERS ARE ADVISED TO CONTACT THE BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU OR THE FLORIDA ATTORNEY GENERAL TO SEEK REDRESS FOR UNFAIR AND DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES. CONSUMERS ARE URGED TO VERIFY THAT THE REPRESENTATIONS BY PERFORMANCE PLUS THAT REPAIRS HAVE ACTUALLY BEEN MADE OR ARE NECESSARY AND THAT THEIR VEHICLES ARE SAFE TO DRIVE AFTER HAVING BEEN SERVICED BY PERFORMANCE PLUS OF CORAL SPRINGS ARE ACTUALLY TRUE.  PLEASE CONTACT CATHY LERMAN, ESQ. AT CLERMAN@LERMANFIRM.COM IF YOU NEED FURTHER ASSISTANCE WITH FILING COMPLAINTS WITH REGULATORY AGENCIES AGAINST PERFORMANCE PLUS OF CORAL SPRINGS. STAY SAFE!!!!!!!

FDA APPROVES ETEPLIRSEN FOR PATIENTS WITH DUCHENNE MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY

We want to share with you the video of the late Ricky Tsang who passed away recently after suffering with Ducenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) for over 30 years.  This is a You Tube video that Ricky did to Janet Woodcock, FDA director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, concerning accelerated approval for Eteplirsen, a new drug that treats DMD, after the FDA Advisory Committee voted not to accelerate approval. 

While this video is heartbreaking, it is also an education about rare diseases and how rare disease patients suffer.  Ricky discusses the devastation caused by DMD which causes its victims to progressively lose their muscular abilities and results in life-threatening heart and respiratory conditions. Most DMD patients die in their 20's or 30's.   Here is a link to Ricky's video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUjJEHmkEUg

Etepliren is made by Sarepta Therapeutics in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Lerman Law Firm is proud to join with thousands of rare disease patients and advocates in aggressively promoting both the use of orphan drugs and the plight of rare disease patients who need those drugs NOW.  By working with Congress, the NIH, the FDA, and the pharma and biotech industry, we can accelerate the time to market of life-saving and life-changing drugs such as Eteplirsen. 

Candace Lerman, who is the Lerman Law Firm's Director of Advocacy for rare disease patients and our liaison with the biotech and pharma industry, is also a rare disease patient who used an Orphan drug to put her disease into remission.  While Candace still has multiple other health issues, her experience has convinced us that all patients deserve that opportunity.  For more information about Candace Lerman and our legislative advocacy on behalf of rare disease patients and the promotion of Orphan drugs see her blog at RareCandace.com.

We thank Director Woodcock for her accelerated approval of Eteplirsen and we look forward to similar approvals for other Orphan drugs in the pipeline.

ERIN ANDREWS PREVAILS-ALL WOMEN NEED TO REJOICE

In what could only be called the worst case of invasion of privacy ever, Erin Andrews persevered through an onerous trial to become victorious with the jury finding her peeping Tom and his accomplice, Marriott Hotels, liable.  Now I am 100% behind Erin but I think there is a larger lesson here for other women who are in Erin's shoes-FIGHT BACK!!!!!!!!!

No one, woman, man or child, should be spied upon, ridiculed, become a public spectacle or used for the unlawful. disgusting interest of their spectator and his audience.  Let this be a lesson to the corporate giants of America-you are not immune from liability for your own wrongdoing or the turning of a blind eye towards the illegal conduct of of your customers.

GO ERIN-THANK YOU FOR STANDING UP FOR YOURSELF AND ALL OTHER WOMEN WHO HAVE BEEN ABUSED AND EXPLOITED!  TODAY, JUSTICE SPOKE!