Consumer 

Protection

CWG attorneys protect the rights of consumers nationwide against unscrupulous
business practices. CWG’s Consumer Protection practice encompasses a variety of litigation, including cases brought under state consumer protection laws against companies engaged in deceptive business practices, or false advertising designed to take advantage of unsuspecting individuals and businesses. Such practices include false advertising and/or misrepresentation of products and services; hidden or unnecessary fees charged to consumers; and the sale of dangerous, or defective products. If you believe you have been the victim of false advertising
or other deceptive practices, attorneys at CWG can advise you of your rights under any applicable consumer protection laws.

Additionally, CWG has successfully represented a significant number of clients who have been victimized by violations of the Fair Debt Collection Act (“FDCPA”); often recovering the maximum amount of damages allowed by law. The FDCPA protects consumers from abusive behavior at the hands of debt collectors by prohibiting various forms of harassment that have become far too common in the industry since the global financial crisis of 2008. In addition to requiring debt collectors to identify themselves as such and to make it clear, in each and every communication with you, that they are contacting you in an attempt to collect a debt, the
FDCPA prohibits debt collectors from engaging in specific behavior, including: 1) threatening you with violence or arrest; 2) calling you on your home phone or cellular phone before 8 AM or after 9PM unless you agree to it; 3) using false statements to attempt to collect debts, such as accusing you of criminal behavior; and, 4) giving false credit information about you to a third party.

 

CWG also protects the rights of clients who have been illegally contacted by businesses in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), which prohibits businesses from sending unwanted communications to individuals. Except for certain limited circumstances, the TCPA makes it unlawful for business to send faxes, text messages, or telephone calls initiated by automated dialing systems without the prior express consent of the individuals being contacted. In addition to ending the unwanted calls and texts, the TCPA allows successful plaintiffs to recover actual damages or statutory damages ranging from $500
to $1,500 per unlawful call or text received. If you are, or have been, receiving unwanted solicitations or other communications in the form of telephone calls, text messages or faxes from any business to whom you have not given express consent, and you feel you may be a victim of TCPA violations, CWG attorneys can inform you of your rights. 

 

If you have any questions about your rights under the FDCPA, the TCPA, or any other consumer protection laws, complete the below form contact the lawyers at CWG.

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