Ohio has a broad range of laws enacted to protect its consumers including the Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act, the Ohio Home Solicitation Act, The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Ohio’s “Lemon Law”. Each of these Acts were enacted with the aim to correct the imbalance of bargaining power between a consumer and a supplier.
The lawyers at Schulze, Howard & Cox
are experienced in assisting both consumers and small businesses. We have counseled hundreds of clients and have tried cases both defending small business owners and protecting consumers from unconscionable acts on both the trial and appellate level. Both Dennis Schulze and Faye Cox have presented legal seminars on the topic and Faye Cox was asked to testify before the Ohio House of Representatives and the Ohio Senate as to the applicability of the Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act on the building industry, earning the Presidential Citation from the Ohio Home Builder’s Association in 2012. This experience and knowledge has proven invaluable to our clients.
If you are a supplier, contact us
to review your existing contracts and estimates to ensure that you are in compliance with Ohio’s consumer laws. A simple review of these documents may save you from paying treble damages and attorney fees. If you are being threatened with suit for non-compliance, we can also advise you as to the applicability of the consumer laws to your situation.
If you are a consumer and are unhappy with the goods and services supplied, contact us to evaluate the actions of the supplier to determine your rights. Prompt action is often necessary so don’t delay.
If you are an attorney representing either a consumer or a supplier, we also provide arbitration and mediation services.