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Consumer Fraud Lawyers
Consumers must be able to trust that the products and services they invest in are safe, will function as advertised, and will not cause them harm when used properly. As such, businesses have a moral and legal responsibility to provide consumers with products they can rely on. Through consumer fraud lawsuits, we protect consumers who have fallen victim to deceptive marketing practices, false advertising, failure to warn, or other unscrupulous business practices.
What is Consumer Fraud?
Consumer fraud is a broad term used any time false statements are knowingly made in a business transaction when these false statements act to the detriment of another party who relied on them and accepted them to be true. To truly be consumer fraud, the following elements must be present:
- One party made a false statement or representation
- That party knew the statement or representation to be false when they made it
- The intention of this falsification was to induce another party to act or refrain from acting
- The second party (plaintiff) suffered damage as a result of this falsification
Common Forms of Consumer Fraud
As dedicated and nationally respected consumer fraud lawyers, we have experience successfully defending the rights of consumers in a range of fraudulent claims against greedy or negligent businesses, including but not limited to:
- Class Action Lawsuits for Consumer Fraud
- False Advertising
- Antitrust Litigation
- Whistleblower Protection
- Defective Product Fraud
What can you do about it?
If you believe that you have been a victim of consumer fraud or have been a witness to consumer fraud, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. Not only are consumers who suffered from fraud often able to recover substantial monetary damages, but individuals who act as whistleblowers to report fraud against the government (as in Medicaid fraud) are also entitled to a financial reward for their actions.