Consumer fraud occurs when an individual purchases a product, service or property that does not function as advertised. For instance, consumer fraud can result from a defective product, real estate scam, illegitimate charity or a bad faith insurance claim. Individuals who become victims of consumer fraud are protected by state and federal consumer protection laws. Therefore, consumers who have been deceived by a company can seek legal recourse through a consumer fraud lawsuit.
Like victims of consumer fraud, employees that are cheated out of overtime pay, proper wages, jobs or promotions may also have legal recourse. Federal law makes it illegal for employers to discriminate against employees because of race, gender, age, religion or national origin. In addition, employers have legal obligations regarding plant closings, mass layoffs and overtime pay for employees. If you feel your employment rights have been violated, fill out our free case evaluation form today.
If you purchased a 2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, you may be owed compensation in light of allegations the vehicle was sold under misleading fuel economy claims.
ADT is facing a class action lawsuit alleging that they unlawfully imposed early termination fees and increased alarm monitoring fees without proper disclosure to consumers.
An Amtrak class action lawsuit alleges that the rail service has yet to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and seeks to require Amtrak to immediately alters its rail stations to make them usable and accessible to disabled passengers.
Have you been referred to a collection agency or sued by your bank because of bank-issued credit card debt? Inaccurate records may render their actions unlawful.
Although Congress passed the Civil Rights Act in 1964 prohibiting race discrimination in employment, the allegations contained in several high-profile class action lawsuits against investment firms suggest that acts of racism still occur in the workplace.
The attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating a potential class action lawsuit on behalf of consumers who received secured personal asset loans or secured collateral loans from websites such as Borro.com, and who may have been charged excessive interest rates.
Consumers who participated in Capital One Bank's "Access Checks" program may be entitled to compensation in light of allegations that the company engaged in a bait and switch scheme when implementing this 0% APR offer.
It has been alleged that car rental companies, such as Enterprise, Alamo and National Car Rental, have been exorbitantly billing customers for cosmetic damage weeks after their vehicles have been returned.
Allegations have surfaced that certain banks may be charging their borrowers for unnecessary and unauthorized collateral protection insurance, which is designed to protect lenders in the event that the borrower fails to obtain auto insurance or allows their insurance to lapse.
A new trend in the debt collection industry, debt collectors are contacting surviving family members to collect deceased relative's debts. However, surviving relatives are generally not obligated to pay the debts of family members who have passed away.
Veterans and military members who received cancer care, and other medical care, at VA Hospitals or U.S. Government Hospitals may allegedly have been denied benefits due for all or part of the charge associated with the care solely because they did not pay out of their own pocket other than a co-pay.
Employees and job applicants who were terminated or denied employment as a result of a background check may be eligible for a background check lawsuit if their employer or potential employer violated federal law when conducting the criminal background search.
A number of lawsuits have alleged that employment credit checks discriminate against minorities, including African Americans and Latinos.
Certain banks and mortgage lenders have allegedly been trying to reap profits from struggling consumers by marking up fees charged for default-related services after a borrower defaults on their mortgage loan or has their account classified as delinquent.
Consumers who experienced plumbing or septic problems after using "flushable" toilet wipes from brands including Kleenex Cottonelle, Charmin, and Wet Ones may have legal recourse.
Force placed insurance lawsuits are claiming that lenders are taking advantage of their ability to force place insurance on consumers, buying over-priced and excessive coverage on behalf of borrowers who are left no choice but to pay the high costs of the policy.
Allegedly, some mortgage companies are force-placing flood costly and unnecessary insurance policies on their customers, who are thereby forced to pay high premiums for a valueless second policy.
It has been alleged that certain banks are force placing excessive and costly hazard insurance policies on their borrowers.
Certain mortgage lenders have allegedly forced borrowers to pay for costly homeowner's or property insurance which is excessive, backdated or unnecessary.
Allegations are growing that banks are forcing homeowners to pay the high costs of backdated, unnecessary or otherwise excessive wind insurance policies.
It has been alleged that the 2013 Ford Fusion and C-Max Hybrid vehicles were sold under false and misleading fuel efficiency claims.
If you indirectly purchased or leased an imported vehicle that was transported on a vehicle carrier service, you may be eligible for a class action lawsuit.
Homeowners who have a valid insurance policy may have legal recourse if the insurer has depreciated the value of a claim in order to recoup losses on a damaged home.
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Insomniac Entertainment and Live Nation Worldwide, Inc. alleging that wages were illegally withheld from "volunteers" of the companies' electronic music festivals.
Concerns are surfacing that employees who are paid using payroll debit cards are being unfairly cheated out of their wages, and the required minimum wage for hours worked.
Robocalls to cellphones and landlines are generally prohibited unless the consumer has provided their express consent to receive these automatic dialer, pre-recorded calls.
Allegedly, the Suave Keratin Infusion 30-Day Smoothing Kit was falsely advertised to smooth the user's hair and can cause significant hair loss, even when applied properly.
Several energy companies, including Chesapeake Energy, are facing allegations that they deliberately and fraudulently underpaid gas royalties to leaseholders - sometimes over a span of 10 years.
If you are a union retiree, you may be able to join a class action lawsuit against your former employer. Lawsuits have been filed alleging some companies and unions are renegotiating contracts in such a way that active employees' benefits are kept the same, but coverage for retirees is reduced.
Consumers who received unsolicited text messages may be entitled to compensation, as federal law bans text messages sent without the recipients' consent.
Companies may be refusing to honor gift cards by using unlawful expiration dates to defraud consumers.
It has been alleged that Vector Marketing violated federal and state labor laws by failing to pay its employees for initial training time.
Consumers who received offers for vehicle service contracts, which are similar to extended warranties, may have legal recourse to collect compensation for damages.