False Advertising

Michael Youngstrom graduated in May of 2016. Three months later, Michael received the first reminder when payments began to whittle down his student loan debt. Still looking for a job in his chosen vocation, Michael started to worry about his finances. “It can be pretty scary when you can’t make the first payment on a […]

It has been 10 years since the second worst financial meltdown in American history. The federal government in tandem with the Federal Reserve System gave trillions of dollars to giant Wall Street banks that crossed the line dividing reason and speculation. Many financial analysts blamed the repeal of Glass-Stegall in 1999 with contributing to much […]

Jeremy Pruett applied for a revolving credit card, without as much as giving it a second thought that the credit card company would deny his application. After all, at the age of 22 and fresh out of college, Jeremy thought obtaining a credit card was just another of the many rites of passages into adulthood. […]

Reading an insurance policy is akin to paying a visit to the family dentist. Well, maybe reading an insurance policy is not as painful as your dentist asking you what you have done the past six months, while shoving multiple tubes into your mouth. Far too many California consumers fail to read insurance policies and […]

There are three, not two guaranteed things in life: Death, taxes, and car repairs. As much as death and taxes repulse us, car repairs can take us to another level of heightened stress. Just ask Missy Gaynor. Missy began experiencing issues with her car’s heating and cooling system. “I went to four repair shops and […]

Kristi Reyes knew she purchased a defective crib soon after putting it together. “The base of the crib was weak at best,” said Kristi. “I was lucky the baby never spent any time inside of it.” Other parents have not been as fortunate as Kristi and Tony Reyes. Despite a record number of product recalls […]

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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, […]