Burger Law is a personal injury law firm that specializes in consumer protection cases. The Missouri Merchandising Practices Act (MMPA), R.S.Mo. 407.010 et seq., prohibits unlawful, unfair and deceptive practices. This Act applies to purchases or leases of goods or services, primarily for personal, family or other household purposes, and protects individuals from outright fraud, as well as other anti-consumer behavior including overbearing or improper conduct, lying, bait and switch, false advertising, and exaggerating or stealing. While fraud requires proof of intent to deceive, the MMPA does not. Therefore, regardless of what the violator was thinking, if they committed an unfair or deceptive act, they have violated the MMPA. Under the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act, the court can even order the violator to pay the consumer’s lawyer’s fees.
Our St Louis consumer protection lawyers have been very successful in recovering for consumers who were unfairly treated and lied to by business representatives. Our consumer protection lawyers are prepared to get you full compensation for the damages you’ve endured. It’s too often that violators get away with anti-consumer behavior, if you believe you’ve been lied to by a business representative, allow Gary Burger and associates to assist you in your consumer protection case. The St Louis consumer protection attorneys of Burger Law have been highly successful in compensating victims of deceptive and unfair business transactions through the MMPA. To get started on your free case evaluation, contact Burger Law by calling or completing our online contact form.