Jul 02, 2021
Class Action Settlement – Connary, et al. v. S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc., California Superior Court, Alameda C
We finance purchases — a home mortgage, a car loan, student loans, or everyday items we charge on credit cards. The agreements for these purchases are very long and hard to understand. Corporations and financial institutions often do not live up to their contractual obligations. Some may charge more than what the law permits, believing that no customer will be willing to or have the resources to challenge their actions.
Consumer products are often represented to be one thing but are actually quite another. Consumer fraud is a term that describes any intentionally deceptive act, statement or practice that harms consumers. Consumer fraud occurs in many industries and businesses.
Sometimes banks, credit card companies and mortgage lenders take advantage of consumers to increase their profits. They often collect funds they did not earn. Even though consumer protection laws are designed to stop this abuse, some banks and lending institutions violate them.
FDPK lawyers have successfully fought ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act) cases throughout the United States. These cases involve violations by those who are placed in trust of funds belonging to others (fiduciaries) who terminate or modify benefits. We regularly litigate cases related to individual disability, and health, pension and 401(k) claims.
Although people rely on insurance companies for protection of their homes and automobiles, for healthcare and life insurance, and to provide retirement savings, sometimes insurance companies lie about their coverage or policy benefit to get people to get them to purchase their policies but then do not honor those agreements.
When one individual comes forward to bring a lawsuit on behalf of a group of people who have been harmed in the same manner, companies are forced to do the right thing. Taking on large companies can be difficult or impossible for one person. FDPK’s class action attorneys fight large companies and corporations.