Consumer Protection & Foreclosure

Get Federal Consumer Fraud Protection

Protect Against Consumer Fraud 

So many times in Wisconsin and across the nation, the consumer is met with grossly misleading and unethical practices when buying goods and services in the marketplace. The federal government and every state have implemented laws designed to provide consumers certain assurances and protections. If you have been the victim of consumer fraud or misleading conduct by merchants or businesses, you may have a legal case against them. 

The skilled Milwaukee consumer protection lawyers in Law Office of Rollie R. Hanson, S.C. have protected the rights of Wisconsin residents for 25 years. We have represented clients in suits against public and private corporations, institutions, and commercial companies throughout Southeast Wisconsin, including Milwaukee, Ozaukee, and Waukesha counties.
Consumer rights

Consumer Rights in the State of Wisconsin

Federal consumer laws are a form of government regulations, positioned to shield consumers from predatory business practices, including fraudulent, deceptive, and misleading conduct. The laws also promote fair trade and give consumers grounds on which to fight back. The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Bureau of Consumer Protection collects consumer complaints and conducts investigations of the businesses that violate consumer rights. 

Under the Consumer Protection Act, consumers have the right to:
  • Protect against the marketing of hazardous products, goods, and services
  • The free flow of reliable information about the quality, quantity, potency, purity, and price of goods or services
  • Protect against exploitation and unfair trade practices
  • Access to a variety of prices and competitively priced goods and services
  • A means to express opinions and complaints and to be heard in an appropriate forum
  • Information and education on consumer products and services
  • Redress through the courts for unfair practices
Consumers also have the right to accuracy on their credit reports. Banks and credit card companies have a responsibility to provide correct and accurate information to the credit reporting agencies. Further, the credit reporting agencies have a duty to take steps to ensure the maximum possible accuracy of an individual’s credit report. However, at times things go wrong and inaccurate information appears. Our consumer protection attorneys can help you if you are faced with inaccuracies on your credit report.

Experienced Consumer Protection Lawyers

When consumers obtain goods or services for direct use or ownership, they are entitled to certain protections during the transactions as well as a range of assurances about the use and quality of the products or services. Businesses cannot engage in unfair or deceptive acts or practices.

At Law Office of Rollie R. Hanson, S.C., our consumer protection lawyers can help to protect you against fraudulent consumer practices or defective goods. You can make consumer claims against businesses through an individual lawsuit or a class action lawsuit to obtain redress in compensatory and punitive damages. We'll help you pursue the appropriate remedies. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation!

Defend Against Mortgage Foreclosure

Wisconsin residents who are behind on their mortgage payments are well aware that lending companies will quickly begin a foreclosure action against them. As soon as you become aware that you're unable to address your mortgage payments, you should meet with one of our experienced mortgage foreclosure defense lawyers who will go over your rights with you, explain how you can protect your property, and provide ways to manage your resources to keep you in your home. 

We provide you with a practical understanding of the WI mortgage foreclosure statues (Ch. 708.01, 2003-2004) and the following processes they specify:
  • Lenders can initiate a judicial foreclosure proceeding to obtain a judgment of foreclosure for failure to pay delinquent mortgage payments
  • Usually, the foreclosure sale may take place six months after the foreclosure judgment is entered by the court
  • Borrowers may contest the foreclosure to prevent the bank from getting a foreclosure judgment
  • The foreclosure sale is known as a Sheriff’s Sale because the County Sheriff’s department conducts the sale
  • The lender must follow specific procedures in order to set up a Sheriff’s Sale including appropriate public notice of the sale
  • In many cases, the borrower has the right to reinstate the mortgage at any time by bringing the account current prior to the Sheriff’s Sale
  • In some cases, the borrower may be required to pay the full amount due in order to redeem the property
It may not be too late for you to protect your home from foreclosure, no matter how far along the process has gotten. There are many programs implemented by the state of Wisconsin and the federal government that provide support for you to avoid losing your home, including the state's Mortgage Mediation Program to help homeowners attempt to obtain loan modifications with help from a court-appointed mediator. Trust our lawyers to evaluate your case and assist with both foreclosure defense and the mediation program.
Practicing Law for Over 25 Years.
Law Office of Rollie R. Hanson, S.C. is a member of the National Association of Consumer Advocates (NACA).
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