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.
When a business which offers company stock as an investment option for 401(k) and retirement plans files for bankruptcy, they have certain obligations under ERISA to protect their employees' plans.
Attorneys are investigating reports that harmful ingredients in several brands of Purina Beneful "kibble" pet foods have led to thousands of sick and injured animals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Attorneys are investigating whether customers who purchased Gerber's Good Start Gentle formula can file a class action lawsuit against Gerber Products Co.
If you were notified that your information may have been compromised in the 2014 data breach at Home Depot, you may be able to join the class action lawsuit against the home-improvement store.
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.
Attorneys are investigating whether customers who purchased jewelry, accessories and other items from the Liquidation Channel may be able to file a class action lawsuit against the home shopping program.
A class action lawsuit has been filed alleging that MonaVie advertised several of its "super juices" as being able to improve high cholesterol, among other medical conditions, and even claimed some of its beverages had anti-aging properties.
Attorneys are investigating whether Monumental and Transamerica Life Insurance Company are wrongfully denying valid claims for benefits under their accidental death policies.
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.
If you have a private student loan serviced by Sallie Mae or Navient and have been charged a 5% late fee for missing a payment, contact us.
Attorneys are investigating whether a class action lawsuit can be filed against Scottrade, Inc. following problems with the company's website.
Attorneys are currently investigating reports that multiple brands of herbal supplements were inaccurately labeled and would like to hear from anyone who has bought or taken these products.
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.
A class action has been filed in Arkansas alleging that Walmart and Sam's Club overcharge for prescription glasses, eye exams and other goods and services by pocketing vision insurance benefits that should be reimbursed to customers.
Attorneys are investigating potential lawsuits against hotels and conference centers that jam or block individuals' personal Wi-Fi signals.