Consumer Cases and Civil Rights

Consumer cases I mediated arise under statutes protecting consumers as varied as purchasers or lessors of automobiles, off-road vehicles, boats, subdivision homes and condominiums, and students at trade schools. These claims can raise challenging valuation issues, such as for damage to personal credit or violations contained in bulk-mailed sweepstakes.

Civil rights cases have involved both state and federal claims concerning race and gender discrimination in contracting, service and housing, as well as in employment cases as mentioned above, and other constitutional claims against state and local government agencies involving police conduct, procedural and substantive due process, etc.