Los Angeles Consumer Protection Lawyers

Serving Los Angeles, Riverside, Ventura, San Bernardino Counties & Nearby Areas of California

March 11, 2015

If you’ve ever had an error show up on your credit report, then you know how difficult the process is to dispute that error. With credit reports being one of the single most important aspects affecting your ability to purchase a car or home, having an accurate credit score is imperative.

Until now, the three major credit reporting companies, Equifax,... Read More

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February 27, 2015

You've spent hours refining your resume and perfecting a cover letter to show prospective employers that you're the best person for the job, but have you taken a look at your credit report? According to a Society for Human Resource Management study, approximately 47% of employers ask to see your credit report during the hiring process. If you have negative... Read More

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February 23, 2015

When purchasing a used car, you can either work with a dealership or buy directly from a private seller. There are several important benefits to working with a dealer, including the ability to purchase a warranty that protects you if the vehicle has issues.

When you purchase a used car from a private seller, you are taking a much greater risk and you'... Read More

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February 20, 2015

If you have a vehicle that is deemed to be a "lemon," you have certain rights under the California Lemon Law. In most instances, the manufacturer buys the vehicle back from you and you receive a refund of your money. At this point, your lemon law claim is settled and you get to move on with your life.

But what happens to the vehicle? Are they taken to... Read More

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February 16, 2015

The recent data breach against Anthem Health Insurance has given the issue of medical identity theft national exposure and left millions of Americans insured by Anthem wondering if their personal data is now in the hands of identity thieves. While it may take a serious cyber-attack to raise awareness, medical identity theft has been a growing problem for... Read More

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February 06, 2015

There are a wide range of items that can potentially damage your credit score. While you most likely realize that you can have errors removed from your credit report, you should also be aware that there are certain items that can also be removed even if they’re not erroneous.

Los Angeles credit reporting attorney Howard Silver recommends that you... Read More

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January 30, 2015

Earlier this month, President Obama called for stronger laws against identity theft. Recent hackings of major retail chains such as Target, Neiman Marcus, and Home Depot as well as the highly publicized hacking at Sony Pictures Entertainment last month play a major role in Obama's push to strengthen identity theft laws.

"This is a direct threat to the... Read More

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January 22, 2015

The credit reporting system in this country is very complicated. There are three major credit bureaus that track your information and they all collect, analyze, and relay this data differently. Due to the convoluted nature of this system, there are many credit reporting myths that have developed. It's important to be aware of these myths and understand the... Read More

December 30, 2014

The California Lemon Law provides you with protections in the event that you purchase a defective vehicle. However, an important criterion that must be met in order to qualify for protection under the lemon law is that your car is still under warranty. In some instances, repairs can take longer than you might expect, especially when the vehicle is defective.... Read More

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December 17, 2014

As the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) works to improve the safety of drivers across the country, we are seeing more vehicle recalls than ever before. These recalls are initiated in order to repair defects found in large numbers of vehicles that create serious safety hazards. But how do these recalls affect a potential claim you may... Read More

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