Consumers Legal Remedies Act Violations
California’s Consumers Legal Remedies Act (“CLRA”) is a powerful and useful consumer protection statute that is used to fight consumer fraud. The CLRA contains broad provisions intended to outlaw unethical business practices, such as making false advertisements to consumers, and makes it economical for consumers to pursue their legal claims for violations of the Act. The CLRA outlaws a multitude of misrepresentations, and forces companies that violate the CLRA to pay all of the attorney’s fees and costs of consumers in enforcing their legal rights. The CLRA identifies more than 20 different kinds of illegal acts, including: selling something as new that is actually used and reconditioned; misrepresenting the origin of a good or service as being the product of another; misrepresenting the quality of a good; making false statements or promises about what a product is made of or will do; and making false, derogatory or confusing statements about a competitor’s business or product. Glancy Prongay & Murray’s consumer protection lawyers have extensive experience successfully litigating CLRA claims.