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Overcharging & Deceptive Consumer Practices In Ohio

By Kohl & Cook Law Firm LLC |

A concerning consumer protection issue recently emerged involving a number of major retail stores, including the dollar stores and Walmart, severely overcharging customers here in Ohio. Specifically, customers found double digit errors that ranged from almost 17 to more than 88 percent price markups (where the state department of agriculture only permits stores to… Read More »

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Ohio Real Estate Law Decision Involving 140-Year-Old Park: Court Rules Parking Fees Do Not Violate Restrictions On Deed

By Kohl & Cook Law Firm LLC |

A recent decision made by the Ohio Supreme Court carries broad implications for Ohio real estate law, including when it comes to the interpretation of deed restrictions and the “Marketable Title Act,” a provision of Ohio real estate law that allows for heirs’ interests and claims in land donations “prior to the root of… Read More »

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Ohio Consumer Fraud Victims Sue Solar Panel Company

By Kohl & Cook Law Firm LLC |

A massive consumer protection issue has sprung up around the country, including here in Columbus, Ohio, concerning families investing funds in solar panels, only to find that the panels do not work, and the company who sold them – described as having a “far reaching presence in the state of Ohio” – has filed… Read More »

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Motions To Dismiss In Consumer Law Cases

By Kohl & Cook Law Firm LLC |

As attorneys who work in consumer protection, we frequently receive questions about the Do Not Call Registry and protections provided to consumers under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. A recent case decided in the United States District Court Southern District of Ohio Eastern Division, Ansley v. Quantum 3 Media, LLC, highlights one consumer’s lawsuit… Read More »

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Super Lawyers has Chosen Partner Andrew J. Gerling for Inclusion in the Ohio Super Lawyer List

By Kohl & Cook Law Firm LLC |

Super Lawyers has chosen Partner Andrew J. Gerling of Kohl & Cook Law Firm, LLC for inclusion in the Ohio Super Lawyer list in Consumer Litigation for 2023. This is the 2nd year Attorney Gerling has been recognized with this prestigious designation having previously been included on the Super Lawyers Rising Star list from… Read More »

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Super Lawyers has Chosen Associate Attorney Brian A. Brown for Inclusion in the Ohio Rising Star Lawyer List

By Kohl & Cook Law Firm LLC |

Super Lawyers has chosen Associate Attorney Brian A. Brown for inclusion in the Ohio Rising Star Lawyer list in Consumer Litigation for 2023. This is the 1st year Attorney Brown has been recognized with this prestigious designation. Rising Star Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who… Read More »

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Super Lawyers has Chosen Founding Partner Timothy J. Cook for Inclusion in the 2023 Ohio Rising Star Lawyer List for the 5th Consecutive Year

By Kohl & Cook Law Firm LLC |

Super Lawyers has chosen Founding Partner Timothy J. Cook of Kohl & Cook Law Firm, LLC for inclusion in the Ohio Rising Star Lawyer list in Consumer Litigation for 2023. This is the 5th year Attorney Cook has been recognized with this prestigious designation. Rising Star Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers… Read More »

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Can An HOA Foreclose On My Home And Sell It, Without My Knowledge?

By Kohl & Cook Law Firm LLC |

We’ve previously discussed how Homeowners’ Associations (HOAs) have the ability to foreclose on homeowners for failing to pay homeowners dues. However, many would likely be surprised to find out that, in addition to an HOA being able to initiate the foreclosure process against your home, in some circumstances, they can also take the next… Read More »

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Google Location-Tracking Practices & Consumer Law Violations

By Kohl & Cook Law Firm LLC |

In November, 40 states (including Ohio) reached an almost $400 million settlement with Google concerning its tracking practices associated with the Google Account settings, in what is now the largest multi state consumer protection and privacy settlement in U.S. history. In their investigations, the states found that Google had been misleading consumers about the… Read More »

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Cryptocurrency Fraud Emerges As Top Consumer Law Issue

By Kohl & Cook Law Firm LLC |

According to a government report released by the US Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in November, fraud and transaction issues connected to cryptocurrencies and other digital assets have now become the most notorious consumer law issue. Essentially, a number of bad actors are using crypto assets to perpetuate fraud on the public due to the… Read More »

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