Consumer Protection Laws

When companies misstate food labels, advertise incorrect information, or try to deceive us into buying their goods and services, that’s illegal.

Our economy consists of buyers and sellers of products and services who freely conduct business with one another with the assumption that both sides act in good faith. Regrettably, some product and service providers take a different path, choosing instead to deceive consumers for the sake of profit and greed.

That’s when the attorneys in Sommers Schwartz’s Class Action Litigation Team get involved. We’ve represented both individuals and large plaintiff classes in a variety of deceptive sales practices lawsuits.

State and federal consumer protection laws allow people and businesses to recover damages and additional penalties from companies that engage in deceptive sales practices.

Deceptive sales practices encompass a wide range of activities, including:

  • False advertising
  • Bait and switch schemes
  • Internet scams
  • Pyramid schemes
  • Price gouging
  • Usurious credit transactions
  • Adhesion contracts
  • Chain letters

A sales practice is said to be deceptive or “unconscionable” if a reasonable person would have been misled by the conduct. However, the Supreme Court has recently attempted to limit the reach of consumer protection statutes by allowing companies to avoid the courtroom and force claims into private arbitration.

These days, consumers must be watchful and vigilant. If you believe that you’ve been the victim of a deceptive sales practice, we can help you investigate the facts, pursue your legal rights, and obtain all the relief to which you are entitled. Please contact Sommers Schwartz today to learn how we can fight for you.

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