Consumer Law

Consumer rights and consumer protection law provides a way for individuals to fight back against abusive business practices. These laws are designed to hold sellers of goods and services accountable when they seek to profit by taking advantage of a consumer’s lack of information or bargaining power. Some conduct addressed by consumer rights laws is simply unfair, while other conduct can be described as outright fraud.

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  • 5 Ways to Avoid Becoming the Victim of Curbstoning in an Auto Sale

    Most lemon laws apply to dealers only, not to private sellers. Because of this some unscrupulous dealers attempt to sidestep the laws altogether by using a system called curbstoning.

  • How to Avoid Trade-In Auto Fraud

    Trading in your old car to help pay for a new one at the dealership may seem like a good way to shave off the cost of a new car. However, not all trade-in transactions are handled in an honest manner, and this can lead to unfortunate results for consumers.

  • I Would Like to Change My Defense Lawyer. How Can I Do This?
      by HG.org

    At times, a criminal defendant may find that he or she is not satisfied with the attorney that was hired for one reason or another. Generally speaking, a defendant who has been appointed a public defender or who hired a private attorney can fire the original attorney and hire a new private attorney when he or she wants to do so. Usually, the defendant does not need court approval in order to take this action. However, there may be consequences to taking this action.

  • The Scent of Jasmine

    I rose to shake hands with my client and asked her to sit down. You see, at first I didn’t recognize her. It was only when I glanced down at her hand and saw the ring that I knew it was she. An old and now estranged friend had given it to her.

  • Dealing with Harassment from Debt Collectors

    The Texas Debt Collection Act and the Federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act prohibit debt collectors from taking certain actions when dealing with alleged debtors. They also provide remedies for people when collectors fail to comply with the statutes. This article is to help you determine whether a debt collector has violated the law and what you can do about it.

  • Consumers Can Fight Back against Mislabeling by Food Companies

    It is a fraud on consumers to create labels that do not accurately reflect the ingredients in a food item, including using “evaporated cane juice” to denote sugar content that is really no different than refined white sugar.

  • What to do After Tearing a Ligament From Wearing Skechers Shape-Ups

    Up until recently, Skechers, USA has been profiting tremendously from the toning shoe craze that hit U.S. markets. With an estimated $10 million in sales from 2011 alone, the leading toning shoe manufacturer made billions in profit from the sale of potentially dangerous shoes.

  • Fosamax: Cure or Cause

    One fact is that women are five times more likely to get osteoporosis than men. Physicians know there is no way to stop osteoporosis or to cure osteoporosis. Physicians do know that their patients can slow down this process by taking enough calcium, vitamin D, exercising, not smoking and limiting alcohol intake to no more than one glass per day.

  • Debt Harassment and the Florida Consumer Collections Practices Act

    Florida Statutes (2011) §§559.55-559.785, also known as the Florida Consumer Collections Practices Act, is designed to help protect consumers from illegal practices by collection agencies. Those who violate these laws could be held criminally as well as civilly responsible.

  • Analysis of Mental State Under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act

    The U.S. Court of Appeals, in its published opinion, Warren v. Sessoms & Rogers, P.A., No. 10-2105, 2012 WL 76053 (4th Cir. Jan. 11, 2012), analyzes the materiality and knowledge requirements under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”), 15 U.S.C. § 1692 et seq. The decision is significant for consumer attorneys, as it involves an interpretation in favor of consumers by a court that has a conservative reputation.


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