Holding Corporations Accountable with Individual Claims
February 17, 2022
In general, corporations follow the law and treat customers in a fair and ethical manner, but what happens when some do not? When a company engages in fraudulent or unfair business practices, it can do untold damage to the average person. Maybe you bought a product that does not work as intended, or you are being harassed by a debt collector. Have you paid hidden fees, false charges, or illegal taxes? If you feel you have been wronged by a company, dedicated to ensuring your rights are protected. We handle both individual claims and class actions in an effort to keep companies honest, and to make sure you receive the fair treatment you deserve.
Consumers face devastating consequences when businesses engage in unfair business practices or unethical conduct. Often the stakes for any one individual are small, but the company profits greatly by cheating thousands of people using the same practice. Most of the time, because the loss is small, many people don’t even notice it, let alone file a lawsuit. Over time, many companies perceive the lack of objection as permission, the small losses add up, and the companies rake in the money from these consumers.
Fortunately, state and federal laws are in place to protect consumer rights and allow you the ability to aggregate comparable claims with those of others. When many people are harmed in a similar manner, you may have the right to bring a class action. Instead of one consumer demanding a company be held accountable and treat people fairly, you can amplify your voice by joining together with those similarly situated. The ability to bring a class action allows consumers the unique opportunity to police improper corporate conduct and potentially protect others from being harmed by similar actions in the future.
The term “unfair and deceptive business practices” covers a broad range of conduct including, but not limited to: