Types of Consumer Protection Cases

Posted on October 30th, 2018 by Tom Zimmerman

Have you been a victim of abusive business practices? If so, consumer rights law is an area of law with which you should be familiar. Consumer rights law focuses on holding sellers of both goods and services accountable so that they don’t take advantage of a consumer’s lack of information or bargaining power. While consumer rights laws exist at both the federal and state level, our team can help enforce them!

Predatory Lending

Abusive business practices typically occur when consumers are in vulnerable circumstances, such as when they can no longer afford to pay their bills. If you have been in this situation before and you have been harassed by debt collectors, this is something that consumer rights law prohibits. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) protects the victim from these abusive situations, and a lawsuit can result in recovery of financial damages plus a statutory damage award of $1,000 for the victim.

Misleading Advertising

False or misleading advertising is also grounds to hire a Chicago consumer rights lawyer. One example of this is a car dealership advertising a certain price on a car only for you to visit the lot and the car is gone. From there, the sales team will likely push another car onto you that isn’t necessarily what you wanted. If you find yourself a victim of this “bait and switch” advertising technique, our Chicago consumer rights lawyers can help you address situations such as misrepresentation, defective products, forced arbitration causes and more.

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