Consumer protection laws are a form of government regulations, which aim to protect the rights of consumers. The Virginia Consumer Protection Act and the D.C. Consumer Protection Procedures Act provide consumers with a mechanism to fight back against unfair practices. Here are some general examples:
Additionally, there are specific laws concerning automobiles (financing and “lemon” laws), credit reports and scores, homes and foreclosure, identity theft, and phone fraud. These laws make it clear that businesses, small and large, must deal with consumers fairly.
Although there are specific laws in place to protect consumers in various situations, the basis for “consumer protection” cases is often a traditional breach of contract claim. Because of our vast expertise in consumer protection law, we have developed a high-level of proficiency with breach of contract claims.
If you feel that you have been wronged and need representation related to a consumer protection case, contact Steven Krieger (firstname.lastname@example.org) for help. Your rights are protected under the law and Steven will ensure these laws are being followed and enforced.
Be sure to review one of our most popular blog posts: A Powerful Tool for Consumers: the Virginia Consumer Protection Act