Consumer fraud exists when someone purchases something, and then doesn’t get what would reasonably be expected in return. This can mean that the thing purchased simply doesn’t work as advertised or that the goods are never delivered to the purchaser. Consumer fraud may also be present in transactions where unexpected finance charges or other penalties or fees are added.
Unfortunately, the laws protecting consumers often provide no remedy as a practical matter. This is because individual losses may be too small to sue over individually, and class actions may be barred because of arbitration clauses in the agreement or for other reasons. However, some cases can be brought, and certain kinds of transactions have special legal protections, among these are certain loan transactions, real estate transactions, and car purchases.
If you or your client is a victim of consumer fraud, we will be happy to review the situation at no charge to determine what can be done.
If you feel you have a situation that may be remedied by consumer class action litigation, please contact us, and we will be happy to talk with you about your situation. You will be under no obligation whatsoever.
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