Can I File a Class Action Lawsuit Over Deceptive Advertising?

If you believe that you have been misled or lied to about a product by a company, you may be able to file a class action lawsuit to collect damages. Photo of legal document

Our attorneys have represented consumers in litigation against manufacturers who have put out defective products or who have deceptively advertised merchandise.

For example, a class action recently settled regarding Vibram FiveFingers running shoes. The shoes, which form to a person’s feet and feature loose toes, were the subject of the case over alleged deceptive advertising and marketing techniques.

According to Runner’s World, in 2012, a woman brought a class action case against Vibram forward after she said the company misled consumers by saying the shoes reduce foot injuries and strengthen foot muscles, without having scientific evidence supporting the claims.

As of October 31, Runner’s World reported that the company had received more than 154,000 claims from people seeking damages, with Vibram offering a $3.75 million settlement.

Claimants are expected to receive between $8 and $9 per pair of Vibram FiveFingers purchased as part of the settlement. According to Runner’s World, the majority of the claims, 67 percent, were for two pairs of FiveFingers, the maximum number in the lawsuit where people did not have to show proof of purchase.

Through the settlement, Vibram did not admit fault—the company CEO recently gave an interview indicating that it was made to avoid future legal costs.

How Can I Speak to a Class Action Lawyer About a Deceptive Product?

If you have any interest in speaking with an attorney about a potential class action lawsuit, please contact Gary S. Graifman, Esq. and schedule a free initial consultation or complete the form on this page.

Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C. – Class Action Lawyers

Source: http://www.runnersworld.com/minimalist-shoes/more-than-150000-claims-filed-in-vibram-class-action-suit


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