Consumer Law Posts

How to spot fake online reviews

Online reviews can be a big help when making purchasing decisions. But buyer beware: there's a huge market for fake online reviews, and they masquerade among the legitimate ones. Read More »

How to spot social media shopping scams

It's become commonplace to buy and sell things on social media, which, unfortunately, has created the perfect environment for scam artists to find unsuspecting victims. Read More »

Traveling with Pets

When it comes to traveling with pets, businesses in the travel industry have to strike a balance between avoiding liability and providing customer service. As a pet owner, you are best served by simply knowing your rights and responsibilities. Read More »

Vroom and doom: auto sales among top consumer complaints

The American love affair with automobiles is long and passionate. But in 2022, new and used auto sales ranked among the top ten complaints filed with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. Read More »

Small Claims Court: Five fallacies to understand

Small claims court is a great resource for people seeking civil justice. It’s quicker and less expensive than the usual court process with legally enforceable judgments Read More »

Artificial intelligence and legal considerations

We're breaking down some of the potential legal pitfalls of AI and what they could mean for you or your business. Read More »

Can you spot a scam? Take our quiz to find out.

It would seem scammers have endless ways to bilk you out of your hard-earned money. How susceptible are you? Read More »

What to do with spam calls in Wisconsin

Spam calls can be one of life's great annoyances. The good news is the law offers some protection from these annoyances. Read More »

Five steps to avoid online defamation

With nearly worldwide access to social media, virtually anyone can find themselves, unwittingly or otherwise, liable for defamation. Read More »

Legal Dilemma: Could I get in trouble for bathtub baby photos?

One of my Facebook friends said I could get into legal trouble for posting cute photos of my baby in the bathtub. Is that true? Read More »