It’s been said by many that a criminal using a gun can only steal what he can carry. But a fraudster can steal billions with the stroke of a pen.

Stopping fraud

We all work hard and struggle to provide for ourselves and our families. And we do so through a market economy that is essential to our lives, our state, our country, and our world. Consumer fraud destroys the market and allows theft. That is why we focus our work on consumer protection.

In Surrett v. Western Culinary Institute, Ltd., David Sugerman led teams of consumer protection lawyers for over 12 years in an effort to repair the harm done by a for-profit trade school. The culinary school inflated its post-graduation employment placement rates and lied to prospective students about their career prospects after completing their degree program. The case was long and hard because of a forced arbitration clause. But the team persevered and got tuition refunds for members of the class.

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