If you survived the financial meltdown of 2007-08, you understand that buying and selling securities is what Tom Cruise would refer to as Risky Business. Charlatans across the investment spectrum try to take investors for rides by offering financial scams such as slices of debt packages that borrowers will never be able to pay back. […]

You have heard the horror stories. Consumers complain about taking a car in for basic repairs and returning to find the car inoperable. Car repairs represent one of the certainties of life, but finding the best mechanic is truly a daunting task. Just ask Anna Marie Holland. “I took my Honda in for a tune […]

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The California Consumer Legal Remedies Act (CLRA) covers more than a dozen unlawful business practices. False advertising represents one of the most litigated statutes of the CLRA. However, many California consumers do not know about the deceptive advertising strategies unsavory businesses use to defraud and deceive. The Price is Not Right Price deception is a […]

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California has passed multiple laws that protect consumers against unscrupulous merchants that sell inferior products and services. The California Consumer Legal Remedies Act (CLRA) covers most consumer products, from defective toasters to inoperable lawnmowers. However, the State of California has created a separate class of consumer protection laws that apply to vehicles. If you spend […]

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Referred to by litigators as California Civil Code 1750, the California Consumer Legal Remedies Act (CLRA) proclaims numerous “methods of competition and unfair or deceptive acts or practices undertaken by any person in a transaction intended to result or which results in the sale or lease of goods or services to any consumer.” Unfair business practices […]

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The Los Angeles Watts riots of 1965 prompted several significant social, political, and legal changes. Based on the partially on the findings of the Kerner Commission in the aftermath of the Watts riots, the California Consumer Legal Remedies Act (CLRA) represents one of the most effective legal weapons consumers have to fight unethical business practices, […]

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Codified under California law as Section 17200, the Unfair Competition Law (UCL) establishes the legal power of injunction to stop any business practice courts deem unfair, unlawful, and/or fraudulent. Accomplished attorneys that have litigated consumer protection laws under the statutes written in the UCL could spend days lecturing law students about the multi-dimensional features of […]

The consequences of unfair business competition include commodity price manipulation, which rapidly drives up the costs of purchasing consumer goods. Although the United States government under the auspices of agencies such as the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) enforce consumer protections, each state has implemented unfair competition laws to close […]

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Do you remember the evenings meals when you expected the phone to ring the moment you moved your fork full of grandma’s secret macaroni and cheese recipe to your lips? Those were the good old days for telemarketers who cared less if they interrupted you during the birth of your first child Since 1991, the […]

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Consumer complaints against credit card companies prompted Congress and the Obama administration to pass the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act (CARD) of 2009. Years of widespread confusing terms and false advertising led to a bill that contains several features that protect consumers against credit card abuse. Limit on Interest Rate Hikes CARD limits […]