Attorneys well-versed in handling consumer law related matters.
As consumers, we often find ourselves in a less than desirable bargaining position and, in some cases, are flat out taken advantage of by large corporations. Fortunately, a number of laws and regulations exist to create a more equitable balance between consumers and sellers by prohibiting the use of dishonest tactics, such as false advertising and unethical sales or debt collection practices.
Determining what your rights are in these transactions can be difficult. If you are grappling with a consumer law-related matter, consider retaining an experienced California consumer protection attorney who is well-versed in both state and federal law and can walk you through your legal options. We have decades of experience in addressing corporate unfairness toward consumers.
Under federal law, consumers can file civil lawsuits against companies that engage in false advertising practices, such as misrepresenting the nature, qualities, characteristics, or origin of certain goods and services. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC), also enforces these laws on behalf of consumers if a representation, omission, or practice has been deemed deceptive because it:
California law also prohibits the dissemination of information about products or services that is untrue or misleading.
Consumer protections extend well beyond advertising to cover unfair, fraudulent, or unlawful business practices. These practices can include such things as charging excessive fees, enforcing hidden or unclear contract terms, and avoiding obligations under warranties or refund agreements.
Federal and state law also protect consumers and employees from the unfair collection and use of their credit information and criminal record history. Specifically, the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act (ICRAA) guarantee consumers and employees the right to:
These laws regulate the conduct of the consumer reporting agencies (CRAs) and employers and creditors who use them. For example, a CRA is prohibited from providing a person’s information to anyone who does not have a valid need for the information. Furthermore, consumers and employees must give their consent before an agency can give their information to an employer or potential employer.
Determining whether you have a valid consumer protection claim against a company can be complicated, but our lawyers can help. To speak with an experienced consumer law attorney about your rights under state and federal law, please contact one of the lawyers at Olivier & Schreiber LLP today.
Monique took on a complicated medical malpractice appeal for my clients after we obtained a jury verdict. Not only was she successful in upholding the verdict, but it became a published decision that helped define the landscape of California law. For her efforts she was recognized by California Lawyer Magazine as an "Attorney of the Year" for medical malpractice! When I have an appellate issue, Monique is my first choice!!
Both Christian and Katharine are terrific people as well as knowledgeable and trustworthy attorneys. They work hand-in-hand with their clients, developing case strategies collaboratively and responding swiftly to any concerns that arise. If you need legal representation, choose O&S!
Hiring Monique Olivier to handle the appeal of a trial I won was easily one of the best decisions I have made in my entire legal career. In addition to being incredibly smart, Monique’s skills and preparation were impeccable. She gave me a tremendous amount of confidence, and did an incredible job in every aspect of our appeal. My clients and I will always be grateful for Monique's superior work, and I strongly recommend her as an appellate lawyer.
Christian and his team looked out for my best interests. They had my back and were professional and unrelenting in achieving fairness for me.
Christian Schreiber was very supportive, considerate, and understanding of my situation. Super hardworking, it felt as if he was always working on my case, and always kept me in the loop. I truly appreciated that. He was always available and was super quick to answer any questions or concerns I had. He has a true passion for this job and I will highly recommend him.
I needed counsel ready to interact with a delinquent, low integrity, and untrustworthy employer. I also needed clear guidance on the path ahead. O&S was instrumental in driving the clarity I needed while being both comforting and "no nonsense." Deeply satisfied with my representation, I have recommended O&S numerous times to others in need of employment labor counsel.
Monique Olivier came highly recommended to me by a dear friend. After one meeting, it was clear to me that she was the direct, wise, and earnest attorney that I needed to back me. Monique was accessible and patient with me, particularly with the emotional aspects of my situation, and was able to provide clear and honest counsel. In the end, we were a successful team. I will forever be grateful for her support and advocacy. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Christian is an extremely knowledgeable class action attorney. He's very passionate about protecting employees' rights and helping others. In sum, an outstanding lawyer and a very kind person. I can't recommend him enough.
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