201703.09
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Consumer Protection Legislation: Consumer’s Immigration Status Can Not be Used as a Shield by Car Dealers for Dealer Fraud

A new California Assembly bill, AB1690, would add “consumer protection” to existing state law that makes a person’s immigration status “irrelevant to the issue of liability, and in proceedings or discovery” in labor, employment, civil rights and housing cases. A good article in the Daily Journal points out that this is really a clarification of…

201610.21
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Carmax Certified Pre-Ownded Fraud Alert: CPO Inspection Reports violate California Consumer Protection Laws

Think CarMax sold you a Lemon, or defrauded you in the sale of their “Certified Pre-Owned” cars, vans, or trucks?  A devastating ruling against CarMax will help your case. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday overturned a lower court ruling in favor of CarMax Auto Superstores LLC, saying the inspection certificates CarMax provides…

201502.04
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Unrequested and Unwanted: TCPA Protects Consumers from Companies that Text You

A California federal judge on Monday denied Bebe Stores Inc.’s attempt to escape a proposed class action alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), saying that the plaintiff didn’t need to have been charged for allegedly unsolicited texts to state a claim. The case is Meyer v. Bebe Stores Inc, case number 14-cv-00267-YGR…