You Have Rights As A Consumer


Consumer ProtectionIn a market society, we rely on businesses to promote fair practices, sell reasonably safe products, and demonstrate reliably accurate representations of the goods and services that we exchange. In the digital age consumer information has become a large component of our commercial transactions, making privacy rights more important than ever.

At the Kalinoski Law Offices P.C. in Scranton, we take on cases involving, but not limited to:

  • Credit agreements
  • Service and sales contracts
  • Lemon law
  • Credit reporting errors
  • Bill collector regulation
  • Price gouging
  • Product liability
  • Automobile dealership fraud
  • Misrepresentation
  • Fraud
  • Utility turnoffs

Class Action Settlements

Have you received a class action lawsuit notice? Do you have questions as to whether you should accept the terms of the settlement or the fairness of the proposed settlement? If you are unsure of your rights or whether the settlement is fair, you should call our law office and speak to Craig P. Kalinoski at 570-906-8173 .

If you feel the settlement offered is unfair, our firm can be retained to file objections to settlements that offer too little to yourself and other class members. Call us today to discuss your legal rights.

Food Poisioning/Foodborne Illness

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have estimated that one out of four of us in America fall ill after consuming foods or beverages contaminated with different bacteria, parasites, and chemicals. While many of us recover within a few days after experiencing flu like symptoms, over 5,000 mostly comprising young children, elderly, and those with weakened immune systems die each year and over 300,000 more are required to be hospitalized.

If you or a loved one have fallen sick from consuming a contaminated food or beverage call Kalinoski Law Offices P.C at 570-906-8173 to learn the essential steps you should take to protect your legal rights and how to obtain proper evidence and documentation of the product and your illness.

Tax Assessment Appeals

Has your property recently been assessed for tax purposes? Feel your property assessment is too high? Call Attorney Craig P. Kalinoski today to and put our experienced firm to work for you in fighting against your unfair assessment. We handle property assessment appeals from all across Northeastern Pennsylvania including Lackawanna County, Luzerne County, Pike County, Monroe County, Wayne County, Susquehanna County, and Wyoming County.

Employee Fair Labor, Wage and Overtime Compensation

Are you being compensated for the hours you're working? The Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA) guarantees particular rights and reasonable limitations for fair compensation for labor as well as protections to guarantee the safety of workers and workplaces.

FSLA violations can occur in a variety of workplaces. Some of the most visible examples of these violations include:

  • Violations of Federal and State Minimum Wage Laws
  • Travel, sleep, and meal times
  • Special scheduling limitations for police officers and firefighters
  • Improper classification of employees as "contractors" or "volunteers"
  • Misapplied Exemptions
  • Failure to pay for all compensable labor hours

Fraud

Fraud comes in various forms, and could include intentional misrepresentations. In many aspects, fraud is perpetrated against consumers by companies and other corporations trying to maximize their profits. Fraud has been detected in consumer transactions relating to home loan refinancing, banking overcharges, pension fraud, and corporate waste. If you believe you were a victim of corporate fraud contact the Kalinoski Law Offices P.C. at 570-906-8173 today for a free no-obligation initial consultation.