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Have you been charged a fee for engraving a serial number on a catalytic converter?

A new law that went into effect on January 1, 2024, prohibits any automobile dealer or retail seller in California from selling a vehicle equipped with a catalytic converter unless the catalytic converter has been permanently marked with the vehicle identification number (VIN) of the vehicle to which it is attached with a label permanently …

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CLGCA Teams Up With Blalock LLC to Help California Marines with Camp Lejeune Claims

Informational town hall meeting was a success! If you or your family members were at the Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune between August 1, 1953, and December 31, 1987, you have possible claims for monetary compensation from toxic water contamination exposure at Camp Lejeune under the Camp Lejeune Justice Act (CLJA). We hosted a town …

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The FTC CARS Rule and California’s Anti-Drip Pricing Law May Transform Car Buying for Service Members

The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Combating Auto Retail Scams (CARS) Rule stands to significantly enhance the car buying and leasing experience for consumers. By fostering an environment of transparency, honesty, and fairness, the rule not only protects buyers from deceptive practices but also encourages more ethical behavior from dealers. As a result, the overall process …

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The FTC’s New CARS Rule May Transform Car Buying for California Consumers

In the ever-evolving landscape of consumer rights and protections, a significant advancement has been made with the introduction of the Combating Auto Retail Scams (CARS) Rule by the FTC. This groundbreaking legislation, set to take effect in 2024, heralds a new era of transparency and fairness in the auto retail industry. Aimed at safeguarding the …

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California Supreme Court rules in favor of the California Medical Association

In an important decision for membership organizations seeking to challenge unfair business practices under California’s Unfair Competition Law (“UCL”), on July 17, 2023, the California Supreme Court ruled in favor of the California Medical Association (“CMA”), finding that the significant amount of time that CMA had expended defending the rights of physicians to refer patients …

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The Sweetwater Union High School District Data Breach

If you are affiliated with Sweetwater Union High School District (SUHSD) as an employee, student, or family member, you may have received a letter from them in June 2023, informing you that your personal data was compromised in a cyberattack that happened four months earlier. This is a serious matter that requires your attention and …

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The Consumer Law Group of California Does Not Handle Debt Consolidation Matters

Recently we have received calls from individual consumers calling about debt consolidation services being provided by a company calling itself the Consumer Law Group. Our firm does not handle debt consolidation matters, and this confusion arose several years ago from a company in San Diego that was reported to the Better Business Bureau. We do …

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Ninth Circuit Upholds Allegations That CVS Violated ACA By Discriminating Against Persons With HIV

Recently the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court decision, holding that five “John Doe” HIV patients could pursue a discrimination claim against CVS Caremark for requiring HIV and AIDS patients to obtain their medications by mail-order or drop shipment to a CVS store.

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the lower court decision that found the plaintiffs had not adequately alleged a disability discrimination claim, finding the plaintiffs properly alleged that the CVS mail order program violated the anti-discrimination provisions of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”).

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The Public’s Right to Injunctive Relief When Facing Mandatory Arbitration

There is a frequent question about obtaining injunctive relief on behalf of the public when the lawsuit involves a mandatory arbitration clause. Such situations commonly occur in consumer class action litigation. In this article in the ABTL (Association of Business Trial Lawyers) Report, attorney Alan Mansfield discusses the California Supreme Court decision in McGill v. …

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