Consumer Fraud and Consumer Protection
Consumer rights are protected under both Federal and state law. If you have purchased a defective product or have been the victim of deceptive advertising and marketing goods, you may have a claim.
Deceptive Business Practices
Consumer fraud describes a wide range of improper practices that may involve advertising, marketing and/or the sale of goods or services. Consumer fraud class actions are initiated, for example, when a company overcharges or improperly charges consumers for goods or services, or runs deceptive or misleading ads for its products. Companies also commit consumer fraud when they interpret a contract or agreement in a manner that unfairly disadvantages consumers.
Any product has the potential to be defective. Products are deemed defective if they are unreasonably dangerous and do not carry sufficient safety precautions, warnings or directions for their use by the general public. Defective Products commonly cause accidents in motor vehicles including faulty air bags, seat belts, breaks, and tires, as well as in everyday products such as lawn mowers, paper shredders, and children's toys.
Corporations unfairly profit, often at the expense of the customers, by taking advantage of them through fraudulent conduct. Federal and state consumer protection laws are designed to protect consumers' rights by providing remedies to hold those corporations accountable.