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California has Toughest Consumer Protection Laws in the Country

Some large class action lawsuits come about because a company attempted to defraud a large part of the consumer market. When this happens, there are state and federal consumer protection laws to protect consumers’ rights. The laws prevent businesses that engage in fraud or specified unfair practices from gaining an advantage over competitors and may provide additional protection for the weak and those unable to take care of themselves. At the federal level, consumers are protected by Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act and Truth in Lending Act, just to name a few. At the state level, California has the California Department of Consumer Affairs, which regulates approximately 2.3 million professionals in over 230 professions. We are fortunate in that California has the strongest consumer protection laws of any state in the country. California Law provides a wealth of consumer protection remedies, including injunctions, rescission, damages, and…
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