Civil and Consumer Rights Protection
The Civil and Consumer Rights Protection Project is a new nonprofit organization founded by Daniel Sullivan, an experienced investigator and specialist in private law enforcement to protect consumers from unfair or abusive practices. The Project is currently focusing on multiple problem areas in which consumers may be put at risk by willful non-disclosure of truthful information, but is also interested learning of any potential consumer or civil rights violation at the local, state, or federal level. Resources have recently been diverted to addressing fair housing, healthcare, and employment issues, particularly in the Chicagoland region. Take a look at some of my previous civil and consumer rights projects.
Disclosure of potential or actual environmental health threats is generally required by law in housing, employment, and government services, yet these disclosures are often withheld. It is important that required disclosures are made so that individuals can make informed decisions about confronting the risk of certain exposures.
Insurance Companies and Auto Repair
Automobile insurance companies and auto repair shops may be depriving consumers of just compensation for vehicle damage and overcharging or preying on some consumers. We're currently investigating a major insurance company and automobile dealership.
Human Subjects and Medical Care
Healthcare and medical research may at times involve inadequate application of standards for informed consent. This is the principle that the patient should be able to make an informed decision about treatment or participation in research.