Bad biz can’t mess with Herrera

City Attorney Dennis Herrera’s vigilant attacks on businesses that harm consumers have earned him a national award.

The National Association of Consumer Advocates said Tuesday Herrera won the 2009 Consumer Attorney of the Year Award at their annual meeting in Philadelphia.

Herrera was described by the Los Angeles Times as running “the most effective public office in the country,” NACA said in a release.

NACA pointed to a case last year in which Herrera obtained a court order prohibiting credit card collection agencies from publishing debtors’ Social Security numbers and other private information in court documents, which the city attorney called “a clear invasion of privacy and a recipe for identity theft.”

The “first of its kind court action against the National Arbitration Forum served as a catalyst for similar actions and ultimately led to the end of that company’s abusive and deceptive treatment of consumers,” NACA said.

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