Richard Ian Segal is a partner and practices in Kluger Kaplan’s commercial litigation and family law groups, assisting clients in a range of business and corporate litigation matters, and matrimonial disputes.
Richard has extensive experience handling disputes with large financial institutions in real estate, wealth advisory, investment management, and trust relationships and transactions. Richard specializes in fiduciary duty disputes and punitive damages claims. Richard’s philosophy centers around aggressive tactics and innovative legal theories aimed at reaching a quick, favorable result for his clients at a reasonable cost. Richard prides himself on meeting potential new clients and giving them the individual attention that they deserve and following through by providing devotion and detail to their cases.
As proud University of Michigan alum, Richard is a diehard University of Michigan football fanatic. GO BLUE! As an English major, Richard studied in detail fellow University of Michigan famous alum, the playwright Arthur Miller. “If I see an ending, I can work backward” ~ Arthur Miller. Like Miller, Richard always begins by envisioning the ending, the best outcome for his client, and then works backwards to get the most favorable result as quickly as possible.
CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS AND INVESTIGATIONS
Kluger Kaplan is committed to achieving justice and litigates across the country. The following are among our class action lawsuits currently pending, and current investigations:
Current Class Action Lawsuits
Laura Bugliaro v. BJ’s Wholesale Club, Inc., Case No. 2015-006256-CA-01, pending in the 11th Judicial Circuit in and for Miami-Dade County, Florida.
Allegations: When BJ’s Florida customers use discounts issued by BJ’s to make an in-store purchase, BJ’s still charges and collects “sales tax” on the full price of the item, notwithstanding application of the dealer’s discount. Representing the Plaintiff, we filed an action, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, to recover the excess “sales tax” that BJ’s has unlawfully charged its Florida customers on the discounted price of items purchased with dealer discounts, coupons, rebates, or other dealer based price-reduction offers. Plaintiff also seeks a declaration that BJ’s collection of sales tax is contrary to Florida law and should be enjoined.
The attorneys at Kluger Kaplan are currently investigating a potential class action lawsuit on behalf of consumers who purchased the product Vita Coco, a coconut water beverage. Specifically, Kluger Kaplan is investigating whether the Vita Coco product is deceptively marketed and/or packaged as a Brazilian product when the product is not sourced in Brazil. If you have purchased and consumed Vita Coco from 2010 through the present and would like to learn more about the action and to seek appointment as a class representative please contact Richard I. Segal, Esq., at 305 379-9000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.