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Scott Richard Kaufman

Scott Richard Kaufman

National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • Personal Injury, Consumer Law, Products Liability
  • California
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Biography

I attended law school in my mid 30s after earning my degree in speech communications, traveling a bit, waiting on tables, running a small food business and teaching tennis for eight years. Translated, I had a bit of a life and a well developed personality and world outlook at law school, unlike so many "kids" who go straight out of college and learn only to fight. My job is to see your issues from the legal and non legal sides. I need to see how the other side thinks as well to end up with successful results.

I do not come from an ivory tower. I've been poor, very poor, for years, and whatever I have I have earned it on my own. Remembering that path and that climb is essential to everything I do, every day and why I fight for all that you deserve and usually try to get you a bit more than the law allows. That is why you will find excellent reviews out there on my practice. We strive to please in your time of need.

Education
Univ of South Florida
Undergraduate Degree
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Willamette Univ COL
Law Degree
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Professional Experience
State Chair
National Association of Consumer Advocates
Current
Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 190129
Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
    In most of our matters we are able to get the other guy to pay your attorneys (us) in the matter.
Practice Areas
Personal Injury
Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Consumer Law
Class Action, Lemon Law
Products Liability
Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
Additional Practice Areas
  • Lemon Law
  • Contract Law
  • Auto Fraud Law
Legal Answers
Q. Made purchase from Amazon and used until received an alert that it was defective to stop use. Won't refund since over
A: Sorry for your issues. IF you received such a notice (hard here to tell what type of product, which can matter) they are essentially admitting ALL such products have certain issues. THIS may lead to a class action? Check the net for that to see what your rights IN the class may be and whether you do in fact still have them? Otherwise, if the issue is serious enough maybe you start a class? Cheers
Q. Can the owner of a business (laundry) deny me service because I posted a negative comment on Google maps ?
A: I think a hybrid of both answers works here. They can deny you access to the business for NO REASON at all. They CANNOT deny you access for an improper reason like say, the color of your skin. Denying access for a negative review can indeed be seen like a retaliatory response and therefore, it may be an improper reason. Good luck hiring counsel to prove it and paying said counsel...
Q. Can a company force payment in full for materials you refuse, even after they had a deposit on the purchase agreement?
A: The general rule in CA in a number of places/ways is simply, you did not get what you paid for and you are entitled to a full refund. Sounds like they will NOT give it voluntarily. Their position seeking payment in full is not based on any law I've ever heard of. Regardless, their position is reprehensible and almost certainly unlawful. You should find a consumer protection attorney straight away, to get your refund...
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