Consumer protection is defined as “the practice of safeguarding buyers of goods and services, and the public, against unfair practices in the marketplace.” While there are laws in place to protect consumers, they are often unaware of these scams. Some say that the lawyers seeking to find reparations for the public are “just looking to file a lawsuit.”However, within the legal industry there is a much different view.
As a lawyer who has focused on consumer protection for over 8 years, Rick Cornfeld views it as his duty to alert the public when they may be paying more than necessary for a good or service. Attorneys in this consumer proctection have to keep up on what is happening in various industries and seek to hold businesses and corporations accountable to the public that they serve.
“Most businesses are honest, but unfortunately, not all. Without attorneys keeping them accountable, there would be no other protection,” Rick said. “Government agencies don’t have the resources to stop all commercial dishonesty. Private lawsuits are needed as well. And so are class actions. Without them, dishonest businesses could say, ‘I can cheat each person a small amount because nobody will ever sue me over it.’ When consumers band together in a class action, they can.”
Protectors and Seekers of Justice
Many attorneys are members of the American Association for Justice, where their focus is to promote a fair and effective justice system and support the lawyers who protect consumers.
The members of this organization are the protectors from scams, liability and negligence from businesses. Much like a parent wants to protect their children, these are attorneys who want to uphold the law and protect their clients and consumers at large.
Saving You Money You Didn’t Know You Were Rightfully Owed
Oftentimes the consumer is unaware they are owed money due to business negligence. Back in the day, law firms would reach out to their network or buy ads in newspapers or on TV to seek plaintiffs who had taken a certain prescription drug, bought a misleading service from a particular business, etc.
In this day and age, firms are able to blast out their message digitally to a wider audience and help more of those who have been defrauded.
Proven Consumer Protection Record
The Law Office of Richard S. Cornfeld has a proven record in consumer protection. Here are some examples of our winning cases over the years:
In 2016, when the Rams moved from St. Louis to Los Angeles, many St. Louis-area fans were left with up to 9 years remaining on their PSLs. They had already paid hundreds to thousands of dollars for these licenses, but the Rams offered them nothing in return.
The Law Office of Richard S. Cornfeld, LLC won a settlement that paid each PSL owner exactly what the Rams should have paid them for the unused years.
Did you ever buy an hour long massage package from Massage Envy, but your massage lasted only 50 minutes? Well, we were able to successfully help plaintiffs get back their money for the unused 10 minutes. While it may seem small, Massage Envy had made hundreds of thousands of dollars by misleading consumers about what they would receive. We got the money back for them.
You can find a list of our current active cases here to see if you qualify.
If you believe a corporation or business owes you money in one or more of the cases listed, please contact the attorneys at the Law Office of Richard S. Cornfeld, LLC for a free consultation to see if you qualify.