Consumer Legal Remedies Act
Individuals and businesses in the marketplace have an obligation to treat people fairly when selling a good or a service. Those who intentionally deceive people cause extensive damage and need to be held accountable.
The lawyers at Bradshaw & Associates P.C. aggressively represent consumers who have been taken advantage of by individuals and businesses in the marketplace. We have managed consumer fraud cases and pursue all of the damages available to make our clients whole again.
What Is The California Consumer Legal Remedies Act?
The California Consumer Legal Remedies Act (CLRA) is a California law that protects consumers from deceptive advertising or unfair business practices such as making false advertisements to consumers.
The CLRA, as contained within the California Civil Code §1750-§1784, identifies more than 20 different kinds of illegal acts, including:
- Advertising something that you do not have inventory to sell
- Selling something as new that is actually used and reconditioned
- Misrepresenting the origin of a good or service as being the product of another
- Misrepresenting the quality of a good
- Making false statements or promises about what a product is made of or will do
- Making false, derogatory or confusing statements about a competitor’s business or product
- Pretending to have authority to sell something that you do not have authority to sell
Damages for violating the CLRA include actual damages to compensate for any loss suffered, restitution as well as punitive damages. Court costs and attorney’s fees are also recoverable.
Pursuing A CLRA Claim
In order to pursue a California CLRA claim, specific rules must be followed. If you believe you have been wrong by an unfair or deceptive business practice, contact Bradshaw & Associates, P.C. today for a free consultation.