Consumer fraud describes any intentionally deceptive act, statement or practice by a company that harms consumers. Consumer fraud occurs in many different industries and businesses.
For example, some companies label their products as being “all natural” or containing “nothing artificial” in order to promote a wholesome and healthful image so people will purchase their goods. People purchase those products, often paying a higher price for them, believing that those statements are true. However, a closer examination often shows that many of the ingredients in “all natural” products are synthetic or do not exist naturally.
Consumer laws are designed to create fair standards of conduct for businesses to follow, and often provide remedies for people who are harmed by unlawful, unfair, unsafe or deceptive practices. By bringing suit on behalf of a group of people who have been harmed in the same manner, class actions help consumers to force companies to live up to the claims.
Partner Joe Kravec leads a team of FDPK class action lawyers who have successfully fought for the rights of consumers. He would be pleased to discuss your concerns with consumer products and violations of federal consumer fraud statutes, at no cost or obligation to you.