Consumer fraud occurs when a company employs fraudulent business and sales practices to mislead consumers and increase profit margins. Consumer fraud allows companies to profit unjustly at the expense of consumers, the public, and the marketplace, eroding consumer trust in corporations and brands, and in the marketplace itself.
Consumer protection laws hold companies accountable
State and federal governments have established a variety of consumer protection laws designed to stop consumer fraud and hold companies accountable for their promises and representations. Consumer protection laws also provide a wide range of remedies to compensate for economic losses and other injuries suffered, and to put an end to fraudulent conduct.
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Have you lost money on a consumer product or service that you believe was fraudulently manufactured, marketed, or sold? Contact our consumer fraud attorneys and tell us about your potential case by calling toll-free (800) 254-9493 or by filling out the form.
Our consumer class action track record of success
Gibbs Law Group’s Consumer Fraud Attorneys have successfully resolved a wide range of consumer fraud lawsuits against some of the largest corporations in the world, concerning failures to disclose material information; breach of contract and warranty; and financial and internet fraud.
- Skold v. Intel Corp., (Cal. Super. Ct. Santa Clara County)
Eric Gibbs, Geoff Munroe, and Dylan Hughes litigated a class action lawsuit against Intel and Hewlett Packard through numerous procedural hurdles for alleged misrepresentations about the performance capabilities of Intel’s first-generation Pentium 4 processor. As of October 2014, a settlement is awaiting final approval by the Court that will provide $15 to each class member who submits a claim and $4 million in computer products or funds to non-profit entities for educational uses.
- In re Chase Bank USA, N.A. “Check Loan” Contract Litigation, (N.D. Calif.)
Eric Gibbs was appointed as class counsel on the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in this nationwide class action lawsuit alleging that Chase Bank wronged consumers by offering them long-term fixed-rate loans and then attempting to deny them the benefit of their bargain by more than doubling their loan payments. On November 19, 2012, U.S. District Judge Maxine M. Chesney granted final approval of a $100 million settlement with JPMorgan Chase & Co. on behalf of Chase cardholders.
- In Re: Pre-Filled Propane Tank Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation, (W.D. Mo.)
Eric Gibbs served as co-lead class counsel and negotiated cash reimbursements of up to $150 per class member for the purchase of allegedly under-filled propane tanks.
- In re Mercedes-Benz Tele Aid Contract Litigation, (D.N.J.)
Eric Gibbs acted as co-lead counsel in multi-district litigation alleging that Mercedes-Benz failed to inform its customers that the emergency response “Tele Aid” equipment installed in their vehicles would become obsolete unless they purchased an expensive retrofit. The case resulted in cutting-edge jurisprudence on choice of law, nationwide class certification, and a settlement that provided class members with cash reimbursements of $650, or new vehicle credits up to $1,300.