Consumer protection laws are designed to ensure fair competition and the free flow of truthful information in the marketplace. The laws are designed to prevent businesses that engage in fraud or specified unfair practices from gaining an advantage over competitors. If you have been the victim of fraud, unfair business practices, unfair lending practices, predatory pricing or other violations of your rights, contact us. For the last several decades we have been protecting small businesses, large corporations and individual consumers in this complex area of the law.
Specific consumer protection laws can deal with issues such as:
However, no two situations are the same. Because we have such a long history of success within this area of the law, we can rely on what has worked for our clients in the past. But we are also experienced enough to know how to adapt to changing circumstances. With the increasing emergence of online commerce, the need for consumer protection may have never been greater. There are myriad new ways for consumer rights to be violated. We are prepared for them all.
Consumer protection laws at the federal level include:
Consumer protection laws are enforced by the Federal Trade Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice. Each agency has various departments dealing with different aspects of consumer protection. For example, the Federal Trade Commission has the following different divisions:
There are also California laws for consumer protection. These include:
For example, the Lemon Law covers the following new and used vehicles that are under manufacturer warranty:
This law covers any defect that substantially impairs the use, value, or safety of the vehicle to the buyer.
California has very strong consumer protection laws and agencies committed to enforcing these rules. However, having an experienced attorney on your side to guide you through the bureaucracy and legal challenges is crucial. With a skilled lawyer on your side, you can be sure that your case will not fall through the cracks or be endlessly delayed. You will also have an ally who can answer all of your questions and lead you on the best course of action.
If you believe your consumer protection rights have been violated, contact one of our experienced Los Angeles consumer protection attorneys for a consultation today.