Have you been the victim of unfair or deceptive practices in the sale of a product or other goods, or in the sale of services? Have you suffered due to false advertising? If you answered yes to any of these questions, rest assured that there are laws in place to protect you.
Three Consumer Protection Laws
California consumer protection laws are some of the most powerful in the nation. The Consumer Legal Remedies Act (CLRA) (Cal. Civ. Code §§1750 et seq.) protects consumers against a long list of abusive transactions designed to induce consumers to buy goods or services. This law has some very specific legal requirements, so you must be careful in how you assert it.
California’s Unfair Competition Law (UCL) (Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code §§17200 et seq.) is also very broad, and prohibits unlawful, unfair, or fraudulent business practices, along with any misleading or untrue advertising claims.
There is also a more defined False Advertising law that is referenced in the UCL. (Cal. Bus. & Prof. Code §§17500 et seq.)
These California consumer protection laws may also be used in concert to protect you from a variety of unfair business practices, provide you with compensation for your actual damages, and make offenders pay statutory penalties, punitive damages, and/or your legal fees and costs.
Contact Goldsmith West
Depending on the facts of your claims, Goldsmith West will take your case at no charge, and seek to recover fees and expenses from the offender. We are happy to provide you with a free and confidential case evaluation. Please contact us today to schedule a consultation.