What is the Virginia Consumer Protection Act?

Amy S. Whitelaw, Richmond, Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer

Author: Amy S. Whitelaw, Richmond, Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer

Consumers purchase goods and services with the expectation that they will be safe and function properly. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Products may fail and consequently cause injury to innocent people. If the product itself is what causes the injury, a person may have a products liability claim.[1]  But if a person is harmed by the way a product has been advertised or offered, there may be another avenue under which they can recover for the harm.

The Virginia Consumer Protection Act was first enacted in 1977 to “promote fair and ethical standards of dealings between suppliers and the consuming public.”[2] The…

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Insurance Companies Denying Claims

The American Association for Justice Reports

What are some of the tactics used by insurance companies to make money at the expense of consumers? "Some of America's most well-known insurance companies--the same ones that spend billions on advertising to earn your trust--have endeavored to deny claims, delay payments, confuse consumers with incomprehensible insurance-speak, and retroactively refuse anyone who may cost them money." This is quoted from "Tricks of the Trade: How Insurance Companies Deny, Delay, Confuse and Refuse," a research report recently released by the American Association of Justice. The report outlines six tactics that target insurance policyholders, identifies the insurance companies that…

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