Consumer protection laws are designed to assist individuals in fighting back against retailers who make it a practice to take advantage of consumers. Some of the conduct consumer rights laws address can be described as fraud; whereas, other conduct may just be considered unfair. These laws exist at state and federal levels.
Consumer rights and consumer protection laws are enforced by the offices of attorneys general, government agencies, individual lawsuits as well as class action lawsuits. Abusive business practices frequently occur when a consumer is vulnerable. For instance, if a person falls behind on bills, debt collectors may begin calling late at night or early in the morning.
These collectors may also contact the individual’s place of employment as well as begin speaking to his or her friends and family. Consumer rights laws forbid these activities.
Other types of abusive business practice cases we handle include:
- Predatory lending
- False advertising
- Misleading advertising
- Bait and switch tactics
If you reside in or near Birmingham, Alabama, and you have fallen victim to any type of abusive business practice, contact Yearout & Traylor today. Our experienced attorneys can assist you in addressing these issues and obtaining compensation from those responsible.