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.
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.
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.
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.
The attorneys working with ClassAction.org are investigating potential claims on behalf of consumers who purchased fish oil dietary supplements. It is believed that some manufacturers are mislabeling their fish oil supplements and misleading consumers.
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.
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.
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 working with ClassAction.org 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.
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org 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.
If you bought resold tickets for Katy Perry, Justin Bieber, One Direction or Taylor Swift through StubHub.com or any other online secondary market, you may have been ripped off.
Robocalls to cellphones and landlines are generally prohibited unless the consumer has provided their express consent to receive these automatic dialer, pre-recorded calls.
Attorneys working with our site are investigating whether a class action lawsuit can be filed against Scottrade, Inc. following problems with the company's website.
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.