consumer rights

Solar Energy Scams: What to Look Out For

2021-06-29T15:42:12+00:00

Here in the United States and throughout the world, the solar power industry has been experiencing hockey stick-like growth, particularly in the past ten years.In 2016, the total number of solar power generation installations in the United States hit a staggering milestone: one million. And, in 2019, that number doubled to two million. At this [...]

Solar Energy Scams: What to Look Out For2021-06-29T15:42:12+00:00

The 2020 CDC Eviction Moratorium: What Is Covered

2020-12-31T20:51:47+00:00

In early September of 2020, after the Coronavirus pandemic entered its seventh month of devastating the US economy, job market, and social structures, the CDC announced the release of an order dubbed the ‘CDC Eviction Moratorium’. Because of spikes in new Coronavirus cases throughout the country along with worsening unemployment numbers due to the pandemic, [...]

The 2020 CDC Eviction Moratorium: What Is Covered2020-12-31T20:51:47+00:00

Credit Discrimination: What You Need to Know

2020-11-02T18:53:37+00:00

Credit is an important financial tool used by consumers to achieve goals like going to college, buying a house, obtaining a personal loan, and more. In the modern age, consumer credit is indispensable as a means of creating a better life through leveraging debt in a way that serves specific goals. And, credit should be [...]

Credit Discrimination: What You Need to Know2020-11-02T18:53:37+00:00

What Is Predatory Lending?

2020-11-02T18:21:21+00:00

In order to obtain assets like homes, vehicles, boats, or other property of significant value, it’s often necessary for consumers to take out loans. Consumer loans are big business. Even in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008, the mortgage industry in particular has been prospering, and banks are making billions of dollars every [...]

What Is Predatory Lending?2020-11-02T18:21:21+00:00

Consumer Class Action Lawsuits: What Are They?

2020-09-02T22:31:41+00:00

Any time a lawsuit involves a group of people that is represented by a single member of the group, the lawsuit can be said to be a ‘Class Action’ lawsuit. If you’ve ever received a postcard, letter, or packet in the mail notifying you that you could have a class action lawsuit claim against a [...]

Consumer Class Action Lawsuits: What Are They?2020-09-02T22:31:41+00:00

Can I Sue for Wrongful Repossession? 

2020-07-15T20:33:16+00:00

Having a vehicle or other personal property repossessed can be an incredibly frustrating experience. This frustration is compounded in situations when the repossession is executed wrongfully.  At Matthew R. Osborne, PC, we represent and advise consumers in cases of wrongful repossession, and many of our new clients ask us questions related to filing a lawsuit [...]

Can I Sue for Wrongful Repossession? 2020-07-15T20:33:16+00:00

Stimulus Check Scams: What to Watch Out For

2020-05-27T19:11:26+00:00

Right now, the nation is gripped by a very serious public health crisis. The Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has completely changed the way people all over the world interact with each other.  While there have been some very inspirational stories of brotherhood and kindheartedness, there have also been news reports of an increase in scams. Among [...]

Stimulus Check Scams: What to Watch Out For2020-05-27T19:11:26+00:00

8 Basic Rights of Consumers

2020-02-03T21:52:55+00:00

In the Spring of 1962, then-president of the United States John F. Kennedy gave an historically important speech to Congress.  In that speech, President Kennedy outlined four basic rights that should be upheld for all consumers in the US—these rights were presented as inherent and without contention, and the speech itself would become a reference [...]

8 Basic Rights of Consumers2020-02-03T21:52:55+00:00

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