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The Gogel Law Firm handles cases throughout Missouri and Illinois.
Jeremy A. Gogel is admitted to practice law before all Courts in the State of Missouri, and represents clients in all counties and cities in Missouri, including: St. Louis, St. Louis City, St. Charles, St. Louis County, Jefferson County, Franklin County, Warren County, Lincoln County, St. Genevieve County, Boone County, Montgomery County, Osage County, Pike County, Callaway County, Gasconade County, Washington County, St. Francis County, Affton, Ballwin, Bella Villa, Bellefontaine Neighbors, Bellerive, Bel-Nor, Bel-Ridge, Berkeley, Beverly Hills, Black Jack, Breckenridge Hills, Brentwood, Bridgeton, Calverton Park, Castle Point, Champ, Charlack, Chesterfield, Clarkson Valley, Clayton, Concord, Cool Valley, Country Club Hills, Country Life Acres, Crestwood, Creve Coeur, Crystal Lake Park, Dellwood, Des Peres, Edmundson, Ellisville, Eureka, Fenton, Ferguson, Flordell Hills, Florissant, Frontenac, Glasgow Village, Glencoe, Glendale, Glen Echo Park, Grantwood Village, Greendale, Green Park, Grover, Hanley Hills, Hazelwood, Hillsdale, Huntleigh, Jennings, Kinloch, Kirkwood, Ladue, Lakeshire, Lemay, Mackenzie, Manchester, Maplewood, Marlborough, Maryland Heights, Mehlville, Moline Acres, Normandy, Northwoods, Norwood Court, Oakland, Oakville, Olivette, Overland, Pagedale, Pasadena Hills, Pasadena Park, Pine Lawn, Richmond Heights, Riverview, Rock Hill, Sappington, Shrewsbury, Spanish Lake, St. Ann, St. George, St. John, Sunset Hills, Sycamore Hills, Town and Country, Twin Oaks, University City, Uplands Park, Valley Park, Velda City, Velda Village Hills, Vinita Park, Vinita Terrace, Warson Woods, Webster Groves, Wellston, Westwood, Wilbur Park, Wildwood, Winchester, and Woodson Terrace.
Jeremy A. Gogel is admitted to practice law before all Courts in the State of Illinois, and represents clients in all counties and cities, including: Madison County, St. Clair County, Bond County, Sangamon County, Washington County, Jefferson County, Franklin County, Williamson County, Jackson County, Collinsville, Alton, Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, Granite City, Belleville, Fairview Heights, Columbia, Waterloo, Cahokia, Dupo, Highland, Maryville, Mascoutah, Lebanon, Carlyle, Springfield, Litchfield, Bloomington-Normal, Peoria, Marion, Mt. Vernon, Carbondale, Centralia, Nashville, and Pinckneyville.
When a consumer spends money on a product, he or she expects to receive the product as it was represented by the seller. Although this expectation is entirely reasonable, it is defied far too often. Some of the more recent examples include "shaping" shoes that don't actually shape and "natural" snacks that contain artificial ingredients. Fortunately, consumer protection laws go a long way to prevent these types of incidents from occurring. St. Louis Consumer Protection Attorney fights for your right.
Missouri's consumer protection law, called the Merchandising Practices Act ("MPA"),
prohibits sellers from engaging in behavior that is unfair, fraudulent, or otherwise dishonest to
advertise or sell merchandise. Thus, a seller violates the MPA by making a claim about
a product that is later shown to be untrue, regardless of whether that seller actually
intended to deceive the consumer.
Most importantly, consumer protection laws are designed to level the playing field for
the "little guy" and were enacted to prevent businesses that engage in fraud or specified
unfair practices from gaining an advantage over competitors and may provide additional
protection for the weak and elderly and those unable to take care of themselves.
The Gogel Law Firm's St. Louis Consumer Protection Attorney can help you to get the compensation you deserve. Consumer Protection lawyer help you in consumer fraud, product liability, identity theft and consumer privacy.
Federal laws, including the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA"), are aimed at protecting the interests of consumers. Many debt collectors are also using automated equipment to dial cellular telephone numbers in an attempt to collect a debt. This conduct is in direct violation of the TCPA, a federal law that specifically prohibits any automatic telephone dialing system or pre-recorded voice to make any call to a cell phone.
Apparently, many debt collection companies are using something called robo-dialing or predictive dialing, where calls are placed without an actual person on the phone until a connection is made. Once a connection is made, the call may be forwarded to an actual person. These automated calls are typically made without the consent of the debtor, and sometimes done even after the debt had already been paid. Still, regardless of the status of the debt, as soon as these robotic calls are made, these debt collectors are in violation of the Act.
Victims of TCPA violations are entitled to statutory damages of $500 per violation even if the debt collector’s actions were not intentional. If deemed intentional or willful, statutory damages are $1500 per violation. In addition, violators are subject to attorneys’ fees, litigation expenses and costs of the suit. Even banks have recently faced class action suits over unfair debt collection conduct. Some of the illegal tactics include leaving harassing voice message calls on your cell phone, calling family, friends or co-workers about a debt and phoning multiple times each day about your debt.