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Consumer Protection

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Consumer Protection

Consumer protection law protects buyers of goods and services – consumers – against unfair practices in the marketplace. A wide array of protections exist under existing federal and state statutes, as well as the common law, and Remus, Weddle & Cavenee’s (RWC’s) legal professionals can draw on their extensive experience to advise clients on their rights and options when consumer interactions do not proceed as expected. Whether it is a significant purchase gone wrong, unfair debt collection practices, or damage from online falsehoods, RWC is equipped to handle a wide range of consumer protection claims.


Fraud in consumer transactions can manifest in various forms, such as false advertising, misrepresentation of a product or service, or scams designed to deceive consumers. In some situations, the failure to make adequate and complete disclosures is actionable as fraud. RWC’s attorneys are adept at identifying fraudulent practices and pursuing damages for affected consumers, ensuring they receive compensation for their losses and holding fraudulent parties accountable.

Professional Malpractice

Professional malpractice occurs when professionals fail to provide services to the required standard of care in their field, leading to financial loss or harm to the client. This includes legal, medical, and financial professionals whose negligence or incompetence adversely affects their clients. When this happens, RWC’s team is available to consult with affected clients and has the experience necessary to prosecute claims for professional malpractice, helping consumers and business alike navigate the complexities of these cases to secure appropriate redress.


Negligence is the failure to exercise reasonable care. For consumers, this can cover  wide range of scenarios, from marketing unsafe products to premises liability to failing to deliver services that meet industry standards, resulting in harm or damage to the consumer. The attorneys at RWC are skilled in proving negligence in consumer protection cases, working to ensure that affected consumers are compensated for their injuries or losses.

Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)/Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)

The Fair Credit Reporting Act is a federal law designed to ensure the accuracy, fairness, and privacy of consumer information in the files of consumer reporting agencies. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act is intended to protect consumers from unfair, abusive, or deceptive practices in the collection of debts. RWC assists clients in disputes related to credit reporting and errors, identity theft, and privacy breaches, and offer assistance to consumers who have been victimized by unscrupulous collection practices. ensuring that consumers’ rights under these federal laws are protected and upheld.

Consumer Protection Act

The Maryland Consumer Protection Act broadly protects consumers from unfair, abusive, or deceptive trade practices, including misrepresentation, omission of critical information and violations of other statutory protections like the Door-to-Door Sales Act and the Maryland Custom Home Protection Act. If a consumer is harmed in the purchase of goods, in the purchase of a new home, or by the unscrupulous practices of a service provider, RWC’s attorneys can help consumers explore potential remedies and recover damages resulting from unfair trade practices. RWC’s experience in consumer law enables them to effectively represent consumers in these claims.


Defamation involves false statements made by one party about another, which harm the subject’s reputation. In the context of consumer protection, this can include false reviews or accusations posted online. RWC provides legal support to individuals who have been the victims of defamation, helping to remove defamatory content and seeking damages for reputational harm.

At Remus, Weddle & Cavenee, our commitment to consumer protection is driven by a deep understanding of the laws and regulations that govern consumer transactions. Our attorneys leverage their experience to protect consumers’ rights, ensuring they receive fair treatment in the marketplace and recourse when those rights are violated. Whether dealing with fraud, professional malpractice, negligence, or claims arising under federal or state consumer protection law, RWC stands ready to provide knowledgeable and effective legal representation.

  • Fraud
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Negligence
  • Fair Credit Protection Act/Consumer Protection Act Claims
  • Defamation

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