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California Class Action Attorneys

Consumer protection laws are designed to ensure fair competition and a free flow of information in the marketplace. The enforcement of consumer protection laws is essential to protecting the rights and interests of consumers. Such enforcement often takes place through consumer class action litigation. The veteran trial lawyers at Fitzgerald Knaier LLP understand the need to prohibit unfair business practices and properly regulate private businesses that infringe on consumers' rights. We are experienced with the particular procedural issues that arise in class action litigation, and prepared to zealously advocate on behalf of our class clients. Our overriding commitment is to represent all of our clients vigorously and thoughtfully, with civility, integrity, and professionalism. If you or someone you know needs counsel for a consumer protection issue, please contact us.

Some of the consumers' rights matters that the experienced class action attorneys at Fitzgerald Knaier LLP have worked on concerned:

  • Denials of insurance coverage for property damage due to wildfires caused by a public utility company
  • Pianos that malfunction due to defective production
  • Retail employee wage and hour violations
  • Home warranty service fraud

Other common consumer protection issues include:

  • Breach of contract
  • False advertising
  • Abusive or unlawful debt collection practices
  • Car dealer fraud
  • Mortgage fraud
  • Credit reporting errors
  • Privacy infringement
  • Unfair business practices
  • Defective products or housing
  • Unfair competition

Several federal consumer protection statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act ("FCRA") and the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act ("FACTA"), afford consumers special benefits, compensating consumers for any loss incurred as a result of illegal conduct. These laws also encourage fair competition by imposing civil sanctions on businesses that fail to comply with the law. California's Consumers Legal Remedies Act ("CLRA") is another statute designed to protect consumers. The CLRA declares unlawful all "methods of competition and unfair or deceptive acts or practices undertaken by any person in a transaction intended to result or which results in the sale or lease of goods or services to any consumer." Consumers that have suffered damage as a result of a practice declared unlawful under the CLRA may be entitled to damages, restitution, punitive damages, attorney's fees, and other appropriate relief.

Legal Help with Consumer Class Actions

If you or someone you know needs counsel for a matter involving consumer protection or a class action, contact the experienced trial lawyers at Fitzgerald Knaier LLP today. Statutes of limitations could apply to consumer protection claims, so act now to ensure that your legal rights are not lost. We offer a free, no obligation consultation to assess your case. Contact us today by telephone or using the form on this website.