State and federal laws protect consumers from unfair and deceptive business practices, including abusive robocalls, false advertising, illegal overdraft fees, misuse of consumers’ personal information, loan discrimination, bait and switch marketing practices, unfair pricing, and many other kinds of fraud. If you have been victimized by companies that violate consumer rights laws, you may be left feeling angry and hopeless. While it can be difficult for one person to go up against a well-heeled corporation and their team of defense attorneys, working with a consumer protection lawyer and joining with other wronged consumers levels the playing field.
With consumer protection lawsuit cases, citizens take legal action against companies that engage in misleading practices or scams, fail to protect personal information, or provide poor service. Lawsuits may be filed against:
- Credit bureaus
- Debt collectors
- Financial institutions
- Car manufacturers
- Toy manufacturers
- Employment agencies
- Home appliance manufacturers
- Internet dating sites
- And many more!
When many plaintiffs have similar grievances against a particular defendant, a class action lawsuit may be filed.
The consumer protection class action attorneys at Kantrowitz, Goldhamer, & Graifman provide consumers in NY and NJ with top legal representation, whether your lawsuit is filed individually or as part of a larger class action. It costs nothing to call now for a free consultation to explore your legal rights.
KGG Class Action Attorneys Fight & Win
Our class action lawsuit lawyers have represented plaintiffs in many successful consumer protection cases, taking on defendants like Best Buy when they refused to honor their “price match guarantee” and Nissan when the brakes of their Infiniti-G35x failed due to a manufacturing defect.
We’ve defended home buyers from down-payment assistance programs that defrauded them of money, and helped people get their money back from fraudulent computer monitor distributors. In one of our larger consumer protection settlements, we secured $14.5 million for nationwide owners of Jeep Grand Cherokees made from 1999 to 2004, which had faulty brake systems.
Consumer Protection Laws
New York and New Jersey laws allow consumers to sue for actual damages, plaintiff legal fees, and punitive damages in instances where the business practices were willful or done in bad faith. The lawyers at KGG Law have extensive experience navigating federal and state protection laws to help consumers right the scales of justice.
There are several laws that are relevant to consumer protection lawsuit cases:
- The Fair Credit Reporting Act
- The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
- The Fair Housing Act
- The Truth in Lending Act
- The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act
- The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act
New York and New Jersey also have their own consumer protection laws, which include:
- The Consumer Protection Law (NY)
- The Consumer Fraud Act (NJ)
- The Lemon Law (NJ & NJ)
Most products come with a specific warranty, but sometimes sellers or manufacturers refuse to honor it. The Uniform Commercial Code demands that products perform as well and as long as a consumer would reasonably expect them to, based on the warranty. When motor vehicles possess defects, a Lemon Law protects buyers from losing a substantial sum of money. Increasingly, we’re seeing laws passed pertaining to consumer privacy and data protection.
Is It Worth Suing?
Consumer protection laws are only as good as the commitment to uphold them. It often takes the diligent work of class action attorneys to ensure that businesses abide by the rules state and federal lawmakers put in place to ensure fair business transactions. Pursuing a claim to the fullest extent of the law prevents similar mishaps from befalling other consumers.
The average class action lawsuit settles for tens of millions, with the proceeds divided equally among the class members. The goal of the civil court is to “make plaintiffs whole again” by compensating them for damages arising from negligence, recklessness, or willful misconduct.
KGG Law is highly experienced when it comes to investigating business fraud and holding the responsible parties accountable. We are ready and able to evaluate your case and help you determine whether joining a class action lawsuit against the perpetrator is in your best interests.
Free Consultation with a New York or New Jersey Consumer Protection Lawyer
If you have been the victim of shady and unscrupulous business dealings, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact KGG Law for a free consultation, 24/7.