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 the Law Offices of Kevin T. Barnes in Los Angeles aggressively represent consumers who have been taken advantage of by individuals and businesses in the marketplace. We have handled many consumer fraud cases and pursue all of the damages available to make our clients whole again.

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What Is The California Consumer Legal Remedies Act?

The California Consumer Legal Remedies Act (CLRA) provides extensive protections to individuals and businesses that engage in deceptive trade 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 attorneys fees are also covered.

Pursuing A CLRA Claim

In order to pursue a California CLRA claim, specific rules must be followed. Among them, you must provide notice to the offending party at least 30 days prior to filing a suit for damages via certified mail with return receipt requested. You must notify the offending party of the issue and give them sufficient time to resolve it.

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