Tools in Missouri to Submit Your Consumer Complaint

This presentation outlines resources for consumers in Missouri to submit their consumer complaints. It also walks the consumer through the various steps a complaint goes through when it is submitted to the Better Business Bureau and the Missouri Attorney General’s Office. Finally, the presentation concludes with a brief overview of the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act,…

The Missouri Merchandising Practices Act: Is it time for reform?

Don’t like the “slack-fill” in your potato chip bag? Well, luckily for you, under the current Missouri Merchandising Practices Act (MMPA), you can sue for that! Plaintiffs’ attorneys have been filing “slack-fill” lawsuits in Missouri for years. For example, in 2016 a case was brought against Hershey for slack fill in Reese’s Pieces and Whoppers…

“I Can’t Afford Bankruptcy”

Americans are often thrust into financial hardship through little fault of their own. Sometimes, filing for bankruptcy is your only chance at a fresh start. In order to file for bankruptcy, you need to hire an attorney to help you throughout the bankruptcy process. Unfortunately, most Americans cannot afford to pay for a bankruptcy attorney.…

Current Events and Future Possibilities of Consumer Protection

Over the past several months, many newsrooms have been covering the sexual abuse allegations within the Catholic Church. On March 19, the West Virginia Attorney General filed a lawsuit against the state’s Roman Catholic diocese claiming that the diocese “knowingly employed pedophiles.” You may be thinking, “What does this have to do with consumer protection?”…