Consumer Questions

Below is a compilation of useful resources addressing common topics of consumer law. Please note that while this information is very useful, it should not be taken as legal advice. If you would like to receive legal advice, please contact Frederick Schwartz.

California Department of Motor Vehicle

The Department of Motor Vehicles enhances traffic safety through the testing and monitoring of drivers; protects identity by ensuring the integrity of DMV’s database and the integrity of the licensing, identification, and registration documents it issues.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

To prevent business practices that are anticompetitive or deceptive or unfair to consumers; to enhance informed consumer choice and public understanding of the competitive process; and to accomplish this without unduly burdening legitimate business activity.

Office of Consumer Affairs & Business Regulation (OCABR)

The Official Website of the Office of Consumer Affairs & Business Regulation (OCABR)

Better Business Bureau

The Better Business Bureau of the United States and Canada offers consumers and businesses resources including business and charity reviews, complaints, statistics, ratings, and more to assist in intelligent buying decisions and investment opportunities.

California Department of Insurance

The California Department of Insurance is responsible for enforcing many of the insurance-related laws of the state. We are foremost a consumer protection agency.

California Department of Fair Employment and Housing

The Department takes in, investigates, conciliates, mediates and prosecutes employment, housing, and public accommodation violations and hate violence under the Fair Employment and Housing Act, Disabled Persons Act, Unruh Civil Rights Act and Ralph Civil Rights Act.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is responsible for enforcing federal laws that make it illegal to discriminate against a job applicant or an employee because of the person’s race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

Public Justice Foundation

U.S. Courts

Public Justice marshals the skills and resources of over 3,000 of the nation’s top lawyers to fight for justice through precedent-setting and socially significant litigation.

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