Statutes and What They Mean for You
A statute is a written law or regulation enacted by a legislative body of government such the U.S Congress, a state legislature, or even a county commission, city council, or other municipal entity. We encounter civil statutes every day in the form of building codes and rules that seek to secure the privacy of our medical records. There are also consumer protection laws that govern the manufacture and sale of common goods and services, banking and financial regulations, and health and safety laws that regulate food processing, water and air pollution, and air travel. And there are many, many more.
When do Statutory Violations Occur?
A statutory violation occurs when an individual, group, company, or governmental agency negligently or willfully breaks that law. Because the consequences may be quite severe, we look to judges and courts to determine if the alleged violations fall within scope of the law in question, the nature of the alleged violation, the circumstances surrounding the violation, and the effects and ramifications.
Sommers Schwartz fights for those who have been harmed as a result of statutory violations – sometimes one or a small group of plaintiffs, up to large plaintiff classes.
Our attorneys have experience prosecuting violations of a number of laws, including:
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act
- Americans with Disabilities Act
- Equal Pay Act
- Fair Labor Standards Act
- False Claims Act
- Family and Medical Leave Act
- Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009
- National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 (amending the Military Lending Act)
- Sarbanes-Oxley Act
- Securities Act of 1933
- Securities Exchange Act of 1934
- Servicemembers Civil Relief Act
- Sherman Antitrust Act
- Telephone Consumer Protection Act
- The civil provisions of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act
- Truth in Lending Act
- Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
If you believe that you have been the victim of a statutory violation, or suspect that a statute is being violated to the detriment of others, please contact us. State and federal acts can be complex, and the time to file a lawsuit to enforce your rights may be limited. We can help you navigate the complexities and guide you in obtaining the relief to which you and others may be entitled.
Contact a Sommers Schwartz attorney today to confidentially discuss your case and learn how we can help.