January 2024

Rapper 50 Cent Sues Florida Plastic Surgeon Over “Penile Enhancement” Ads & Social Media Photos

By |2024-03-14T09:59:13-04:00January 28, 2024|Medical Education Law Blog|

Author HeadshotBy George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law

On September 16, 2022, 50 Cent, the rapper and entrepreneur, sued a plastic surgeon and her Sunny Isle Beach, Florida, medical practice in federal court. The suit alleges that the doctor used photographs she took with 50 Cent to promote her business on social media. without his consent. The suit also alleges that the ads and social media falsely implied that 50 Cent had received penile enhancement treatment from the doctor’s practice when he had not.

A 32-page complaint (lawsuit) was filed in federal court in the Southern District of Florida by 50 Cent, whose real […]

A Criminal Offense On Your Record Can Prevent You from Obtaining Your License in Florida

By |2024-03-14T09:59:13-04:00January 26, 2024|Medical Education Law Blog|

Attorney & Author HeadshotBy George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law

Someone arrested for a criminal offense knows that it can lead to a criminal record that may or may not be on your record for the rest of your life. However, once you pay your fine and carry out any other disciplinary action the court has ordered, you expect the consequences to be over. In many cases, the arrest and offense can even be sealed or expunged so that it is no longer on your record. However, in the case of someone who desires to apply for a license in the health care […]

A Criminal Record Can Prevent You from Obtaining Your License in Florida

By |2024-03-14T09:59:14-04:00January 9, 2024|Massage Law Blog|

Attorney & Author HeadshotBy George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law

Someone arrested for a criminal offense knows that it can lead to a criminal record that may or may not be on your record for the rest of your life. However, once you pay your fine and carry out any other disciplinary action the court has ordered, you expect the consequences to be over. In many cases, the arrest and offense can even be sealed or expunged so that it is no longer on your record. However, in the case of someone who desires to apply for a license in the health care […]

From the archives: A Criminal Offense Can Prevent You from Obtaining Your License in Florida

By |2024-03-14T09:59:14-04:00January 8, 2024|Marijuana Law Blog|

Previously published on October 14, 2022
Attorney & Author HeadshotBy George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law

Someone arrested for a criminal offense knows that it can lead to a criminal record that may or may not be on your record for the rest of your life. However, once you pay your fine and carry out any other disciplinary action the court has ordered, you expect the consequences to be over. In many cases, the arrest and offense can even be sealed or expunged so that it is no longer on your record. However, in the case of someone who desires to apply for […]

August 2023

Rapper 50 Cent Reaches Settlement with Floridians in Lawsuit Over Fake Penis Enlargement Ad

By |2024-03-14T09:59:23-04:00August 11, 2023|Health Facilities Law Blog|

author headshot standing in dark suit with arms crossedBy George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law

On February 21, 2023, Houston rapper 50 Cent settled a lawsuit with a publication over alleged false penis enlargement claims. The rapper, whose real name is Curtis J. Jackson III, sued The Shade Room LLC using three alternative theories of defamation, per se, per quod, and by implication.

The lawsuit revolved around a website article and social media posts, including a photo of him standing next to Angela Kogan of Perfection Plastic Surgery & Medspa in Florida. Both Kogan and Perfection […]

January 2019

Law School Agrees to Drop Accreditation Suit

By |2024-03-14T10:00:19-04:00January 22, 2019|Medical Education Law, Medical Education Law Blog|

George Indest HeadshotBy George F. Indest III, J.D., M.P.A., LL.M., Board Certified by The Florida Bar in Health Law

On January 16, 2019, the Summit School of Law in Arizona (Arizona Summit) settled a lawsuit against the American Bar Association (ABA) over the decision to pull the law school’s accreditation. The for-profit law school, which is in the process of closing down, agreed to dismiss the suit with prejudice.

This matter may be of interest to those involved in medical education, because of the accreditation problems faced by some medical schools and recent actions taken to revoke the accreditation of or not accept the graduate from some foreign medical schools. There are lessons […]

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