Category: Consumer Law

Bad Contractors: Willful & Reckless Conduct

Bad Contractors: Willful & Reckless Conduct

Hiring a negligent contractor is bad enough. Hiring a contractor who exhibits willful and reckless conduct can be especially worrisome for homeowners in Ohio. After all, the safety and security of your family and property should never be compromised by a contractor’s work or behavior. What are your rights? What does the law say about […]

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Bad Contractors: Negligence

Bad Contractors: Negligence

Continuing with our multi-part series on how to deal with bad home contractors in Ohio, this article focuses on the claim of negligence. What is negligence and when is it asserted? Continue reading to learn more. What is Negligence? With regard to a bad home contractor, negligence is asserted when a contractor fails to perform […]

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Bad Contractors: Breach of Contract

Bad Contractors: Breach of Contract

If you’ve ever had to deal with an unreliable contractor for your home, you may have thought about taking legal action. At our practice, we have helped many clients successfully take action. In this multi-part series, we’ll look at some of the most common claims that homeowners make when dealing with a bad contractor in […]

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Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act

Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act

What is the Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act? How does it impact consumers in the State of Ohio? In this article, we’ll cover the basics that you need to know. What is The Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act? The Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act (hereinafter referred to as “CSPA”) states that “unfair or deceptive” sales […]

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Credit Card Fraud in Ohio: Tips for Protecting Yourself

Credit Card Fraud in Ohio: Tips for Protecting Yourself

With the holiday season just around the corner, credit card statements can really start to rack up transactions. What can you do if you notice charges on your credit card that you did not make? Let’s explore this question. What the Law Says about Your Rights The Federal Truth and Lending Act was created to […]

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The Law Office of Tom Somos, LLC Recognized Among Top Three Consumer Lawyers in Columbus, Ohio

The Law Office of Tom Somos, LLC Recognized Among Top Three Consumer Lawyers in Columbus, Ohio

The Law Office of Tom Somos, LLC is proud to announce its recognition among the Top Three Consumer Protection Lawyers in Columbus, Ohio. The award comes from Three Best Rated®, an organization that finds the top 3 local businesses, professionals, restaurants and health care providers in a given city. Three Best Rated takes painstaking efforts […]

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Ohio Builder Contractor Agreements: 3 Things to Include

Ohio Builder Contractor Agreements: 3 Things to Include

If you have hired (or are in the process of hiring) a contractor to do work to your home or business establishment, there are some important elements that you’ll want to include in your written agreements. Overlooking even one could result in an undesirable situation. Here are three important things that you need to include […]

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Ohio Home Renovation Tips: Negotiating with Contractors

Ohio Home Renovation Tips: Negotiating with Contractors

If you are building a home or hiring a contractor to do renovations to your existing home, you have many important decisions to make – including how to negotiate with the builder or contractor. Consider the following tips when negotiating with a builder/contractor in Ohio: Always Negotiate a Guaranteed Maximum Cost When negotiating with your […]

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Ohio Lawsuit Mediation

Ohio Lawsuit Mediation

Mediation can often be an effective way to resolve a legal issue. However, as with anything, the proper steps must be taken to arrive at a successful mediation outcome. In this post, we’ll explore tips for navigating Ohio lawsuit mediation. Gathering the Necessary Documentation When considering settlement of any case or claim by mediation, you […]

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Ohio Deposition Preparation Tips

Ohio Deposition Preparation Tips

It’s important to take the deposition process seriously. In this post, we’ll discuss a few tips for ensuring your deposition goes smoothly. What is a Deposition? A deposition is the sworn testimony of parties that are involved in a lawsuit that has been filed with the court. Depositions typically take place in a law office […]

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