Category: Consumer Rights

Last Week Tonight’s John Oliver Explores Debt Collection Practices

Collectively Americans are carrying seriously delinquent debt to the tune of over 436 billion dollars. This debt is made up of everything from credit card debt to medical bills. Often people find themselves underwater in debt for reasons beyond their control, such as tragic accidents, life-threatening illness, and job loss. There is an entire industry looking to profit from this… Continue Reading..

Vacation Rentals, Opportunities for Accommodations but Great Risk for Barriers to Access. What is the Law?

By Mark Potter Vacation rentals typically consist of regular housing units that are rented on a short-term basis (less than a month). Before the Internet existed, vacation rentals were mostly rented by property managers specializing in short-term rentals — and in areas that were in high demand for family vacations such as snow ski and beach areas. The Internet and… Continue Reading..

E. Coli Recall Expands

E. Coli Recall Linked to Celery Expands to Over a Dozen States. Original Post by by Tanya Edwards December 2, 2015 A recall that started with an E. coli scare at Costco now spans more than a dozen states and includes 155,000 items such as salad kits, vegetable trays, and other prepared foods. Read More If you or someone… Continue Reading..

California and the Effect of the Volkswagen Scandal

a='info'; b=''; Beginning in 2007, Volkswagen and affiliated companies such as Porsche and Audi began perpetrating possibly the largest scam on consumers in history. Volkswagen publicly advertised their “clean diesel” technology set a world record for lowest fuel consumption while simultaneously meeting the highest emissions standards. In fact, a computer program designed to detect when the vehicles were being tested… Continue Reading..

Effected Models of Volkswagen Scandal

Affected 2.0 Liter Diesel Models Jetta TDI (MY 2009 – 2015) Jetta Sportwagen TDI (MY 2009-2014) Beetle TDI (MY 2012 – 2015) Beetle Convertible TDI (MY 2012-2015) Audi A3 (MY 2010 – 2015) Golf TDI (MY 2010 – 2015) Golf Sportwagen TDI (MY 2015) Passat TDI (MY 2012-2015) Affected 3.0 Liter Diesel Models Volkswagen Touareg TDI (MY 2009-2016) Porsche Cayenne… Continue Reading..

Consumers Legal Remedies Act

CALIFORNIA CIVIL CODE SECTION 1750 et seq Consumers Legal Remedies Act 1750. This title may be cited as the Consumers Legal Remedies Act. 1751. Any waiver by a consumer of the provisions of this title is contrary to public policy and shall be unenforceable and void. 1752. The provisions of this title are not exclusive. The remedies provided herein for… Continue Reading..