Over the past decades, lawmakers have been more proactive in passing consumer protection laws. As a result, merchants and sellers sometimes have trouble keeping up with new laws and altering their systems and practices to comply.
When businesses take too long to comply, however, consumers may want to file complaints with state regulatory agencies or file lawsuits against the business owners. Hiring an attorney early in this process can help you decide the best method for seeking enforcement of consumer protection laws.
Although consumer law mostly focuses on civil remedies, such as lawsuits, to solve problems, some consumer protection laws also allow criminal sanctions. Prosecutors could file charges in cases of criminal misconduct, such as fraud or embezzlement.
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