Class Actions Exposing Consumer Fraud And Standing Up For Consumers’ Rights
Too often, consumers purchase a good or service that turns out to be not what was promised. The good or service may be inherently defective, deceptively priced or marketed, or falsely labeled. In most cases, due to the cost of the product or service, a consumer’s only recourse is to participate in a class action.
The attorneys at Edelson Lechtzin LLP have successfully handled dozens of consumer class actions nationwide. From our Philadelphia law offices, we bring claims in numerous state and federal courts. Our activities offer ordinary people ways of bringing about justice through civil law.
How We Prepare To Win Class Actions
When we investigate such claims, we often uncover evidence that manufacturers and vendors have hidden information about defects from the public. Other times, we discover that companies had made false claims about products’ effectiveness and engaged in other deceptive marketing practices.
Typical cases involve violations of state consumer fraud statutes, false advertising, breach of warranty and deceptive labeling. Examples of such class actions that we have investigated and/or brought before judges have included:
- A case against air bag manufacturers on behalf of plaintiffs who bought or leased cars believing that their air bags were effective safety features, when, in fact, they were defective.
- A class action against a deregulated energy company for natural gas and/or electricity that overcharged customers after they were placed on a variable rate plan.
- An extensive investigation of life insurance companies that deceived holders of universal life insurance policies by unfairly raising premiums and other fees to counter losses due to lower-than-anticipated interest rates.
What You Can Do If You Believe You Were Deceived Or Overcharged
If you believe that you have been negatively affected by price fixing, defective products, or overcharging for energy services or insurance premiums, we invite you to contact us by please completing an inquiry form or calling us at 844-696-7492. Request a no-cost, no-obligation case review.