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Consumer Protection Litigation

Consumer Protection Litigation

Essential to our practice here at the Greenbaum Law Firm is consumer protection in all forms. Daniel N. Greenbaum, lead counsel, has an inner sense of justice and morality that goes beyond sending a public notice or filing a lawsuit. Those simple acts only exemplify our foundational desire to make the world a cleaner, safer, more honest, and fairer place.

We bring public interest litigation to force individuals and companies to stop polluting our shared waterways and airspace, to stop manufacturing and selling products laced with carcinogens and toxicants, and to stop deceptive business practices. These tactics serve only to enrich these violators at consumers’ and the public’s cost—and, in some scenarios, result in the loss of valuable natural resources. Our team uses the following legal tools to achieve its goals:

  • Proposition 65 – In 1986, California’s voters passed this law to enable private citizen enforcers to file suit against those who would pollute our waterways or expose consumers to carcinogens and toxins without giving notice.
  • Consumer Legal Remedies Act (CLRA) – this broad law forbids misrepresenting the source of goods and services, representing reconditioned goods as new, advertising goods without having the expected demand in stock, representing that a repair is needed when it is not, representing rebates that have hidden conditions, and misrepresenting the authority of a salesman to close a deal. These claims can often form the basis of a class action.
  • Unfair Competition Laws (UCL) –these laws allow consumers to file suit to prevent unlawful, unfair, and fraudulent business acts or practices, as well as unfair, deceptive, untrue, or misleading advertising. When filed in conjunction with CLRA claims, these laws form a powerful tool in the prevention and cessation of fraudulent business practices.
  • Consumer Class Actions – often based upon violations of the CLRA or UCL, these types of claims may also be brought in federal court to have a more widespread impact against companies that have harmed a broad class of individuals. This harm to consumers can take the form of personal injury or fraudulent business practices. We actively seek a plaintiff representative for such classes to force large changes.
  • Public Nuisance – this legal tool is often overlooked, but with the right plaintiff and the right circumstance, it serves as a powerful way to force bad actors to stop many different types of nuisance, including air, water, noise, and light pollution.

Using one or a combination of these legal tools, our team will fight for you and for the entire public to stop these bad actors and to punish them for the harm they cause. If you believe that you, or a loved one, has been harmed by a dangerous product, or unfair business practices, please do not hesitate to reach out to the Greenbaum Law Firm for a free initial consultation.