Edwards Pottinger LLC helps consumers fight for justice through class action lawsuits. Seth Lehrman leads the firm’s class action group, a premier consumer protection team. Seth has extensive experience handling a wide range of consumer class action cases. Seth and the firm’s class action team are dedicated to promoting social justice through the civil lawsuits that they pursue on behalf of consumers and business owners. He also represents business clients in commercial litigation. The firm provides its clients with sophisticated legal advice and perspective gleaned from their significant litigation and trial experience.
Fighting for the Rights of Consumers
Highly regarded as a dedicated consumer advocate, Seth is knowledgeable in a wide range of consumer protection laws including:
- Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)
- Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
- Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)
- Truth In Lending Act (TILA)
We focus on lawsuits against telemarketers, consumer finance companies, credit reporting agencies, debt collectors and other big businesses which seek to profit through illegal business practices.
People and businesses are bombarded by unsolicited telemarketing calls, robocalls, and junk text messages. The TCPA protects people from these unwanted calls. Seth regularly litigates TCPA cases. If you are receiving unsolicited and/or abusive calls or texts from then we can help to stop the calls and to seek monies for any calls that violate the law.
Fair Credit Reporting Act
The FCRA requires credit reporting agencies or credit bureaus, and entities that report credit information, to ensure the accuracy, privacy, and fairness of credit information. Flaws in the credit reporting system often lead to inaccurate, derogatory information that can lower a consumer’s credit score.
When the credit reporting agencies fail to meet these standards or in some instances when creditors report inaccurate information, consumers can file lawsuits to obtain corrected credit reports and recover financial damages. Seth has extensive experience enforcing the rights of consumers under the FCRA, including removing inaccurate or unclear information from consumer credit files and helping them to obtain meaningful compensation.
Each year millions of Americans are victims of identity theft. This theft costs American millions of dollars and frequently results in long-lasting damage to their credit reputation. Victims of identity theft have the power to sue credit reporting agencies and creditors for violations of state and federal consumer protection laws.
Unfair Debt Collection Practices
If you are being harassed by a debt collector, it is important to know your rights. Under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), debt collectors must follow strict guidelines when contacting borrowers.
First, the law prohibits debt collectors from harassing borrowers, whether by calling debtors without properly disclosing the business’ identity, and from using or threatening to use physical violence, using obscene language, or making repeated phone calls to harass anyone answering the phone. In addition, the FDCPA prohibits debt collectors from making false, deceptive or misleading statements.
If a creditor or debt collection agency has violated any rules under the FDCPA, our firm will take legal action to hold them accountable and to end all illegal collection activities.
What is the Truth in Lending Act?
The Truth in Lending Act (TILA) is a federal law that prevents creditors from withholding important information from consumers regarding financing costs. The law applies to mortgage lenders, automobile lenders, consumer finance companies, and other creditors. TILA protects consumers by requiring creditors to provide full disclosure regarding their credit options, the cost of financing, lease terms, billing and other related financing terms. EP represents consumers in TILA claims which challenge fraudulent and deceptive consumer loans.
Seth Lehrman also represents business clients in commercial litigation. He represents business clients in a range of legal disputes, including breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, business torts, partnership/joint-venture disputes, unfair competition, and business dissolutions.
Florida Consumer Protection and Commercial Litigation Attorney
The firm is dedicated to fighting marketplace injustice in all its forms. Backed by decades of experience trying cases in state and federal court, Seth Lehrman and the Edwards Pottinger team are widely recognized for helping victims of consumer fraud and unfair business practices.
Regardless of the issue you are facing, we will take the time to discuss your rights, explore all options, and help you navigate the legal system. If you have been the victim of fraud, telemarketer harassment, credit report errors or identity theft, you may be entitled to compensation.
Above all, Edwards Pottinger is committed to fighting for your rights and holding responsible parties accountable for violating consumer protection laws. If your financial future has been jeopardized by deceptive business practices, you need the aggressive and experienced legal representation that our team is prepared to provide. Contact us now to schedule a consultation.