What is a Consumer Fraud Lawsuit?
A consumer fraud lawsuit is a civil lawsuit in which a claimant alleges that another person or business did something false or misleading, that the claimant reasonably relied upon the false or misleading statements or conduct and that, as a result, the claimant suffered an injury – ordinarily an economic injury. Consumer fraud can exist as a single event, or be part of a general practice or policy. Where the fraud affects many people it may be the subject of a class action lawsuit.
Consumer fraud can exist in nearly any situation but is often found in situations where an institution or large entity imposes unjust charges on, or fails to provide expected benefits to, its customers. Banks, insurance companies, cell phone providers, medical systems and other big companies have been the subject of many consumer fraud lawsuits. These lawsuits are brought under a variety of state and federal laws, including the Consumer Fraud Act, the Deceptive Practices Act, and the False Advertising Act.
The Justice Attorneys at Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz, PLLC have experience handling all types of consumer fraud lawsuits, from cases involving false advertising to those involving bait-and-switch tactics. If you believe you have been the victim of consumer fraud, we encourage you to contact our office to speak with an attorney about your case. There is never a fee unless we recover for you.