Area of Expertise
Consumer laws are the government regulations consisting of federal and state laws, which seek to protect consumer’s rights. These laws aim to prohibit and prevent against false advertising, ensure consumer safety, protect the identifying information of consumers from being illegally released, and regulate how debt is collected. Consumers are those persons who buy goods or personal property from stores and retailers, manufacturers, and even wholesalers. These goods are called Consumer Goods.
Consumer Protection Laws can be very detailed and confusing to those who are not trained in the field. A consumer attorney is the best option for anyone who has a concern that requires expert care. As consumer laws update frequently, the ever-changing rules are difficult to keep up with for business owners. Both sellers and merchants struggle to create practices and systems which reflect the ongoing changes made by lawmakers.
Even if a merchant plans on eventually complying with consumer laws, if they take too long to do so or execute the changes incorrectly, they risk receiving a complaint from a consumer. These complaints can be filed through regulatory agencies through the state or federally. Other times, or in addition, consumers also file lawsuits against the business owner(s). Consumer law mainly deals with civil restraints, but there are also times when criminal behavior is pursued legally, including fraudulent behavior, discrimination, and embezzlement.
Whatever the consumer law issue you are facing, large or small, a consumer rights attorney can help you. Your attorney will give you detailed advice and explore all of your legal options. Frequently talked about concerns for businesses and consumers include warranties, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, Equal Credit Opportunity Act, and the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.