Consumer fraud lawsuits are brought against companies that make false claims, omit important information, or are deceptive in their branding and marketing efforts. Americans are protected from this misleading practice through the Consumer Protection Act, which regulates how businesses promote and sell their products.
There are dozens of examples of consumer fraud lawsuits on the market. Some of the most common industries for fraud include drug and pharmaceutical development, insurance policies, and automobile sales. Most recently, Lenovo made headlines for lawsuits against the tech company’s ad software, which exposed customers to privacy, security, and performance problems. The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California approved an $8.3 million settlement for customers whose information was put at risk.
The Lenovo settlement is a clear example of consumer fraud because customers thought the laptops and the software they ran on were safe. They had no idea that SuperFish, the ad program, was able to access their social security numbers, financial data, and sensitive health information.
While the Lenovo settlement may be a prominent case, it is far from the only consumer fraud settlement in the courts right now. Many plaintiffs are working together to file claims against scam companies, pyramid schemes, and drug or auto manufacturers that said their products were safe when the company executives knew they weren’t. The Consumer Protection Act and citizens who are willing to share their stories can defend American citizens and hold companies accountable for their actions.
If you have noticed deceptive practices by companies in the Tampa Bay area, or even nationally, contact Ralph M. Guito III, your product liability lawyer. You may be eligible for compensation as a result of these deceptive programs or products. When you call us today, the consultation is free. We will never charge you for our services unless you win your consumer fraud case.