Why do Corporations Scam Consumers?

In the United States, ripping consumers off is big business.  Corporations believe they can act in any way they want because they are rarely held liable for their actions.  They think that people will not notice a few dollars here and there from their accounts and they believe they can always get away with fraud. If consumer class action attorneys did not prosecute these frauds, corporations would continue to take more and more.  The executives who run these corporations are not held liable because of the corporate shield they hide behind.  Therefore, they are incentivized to grab every nickel they can so their stock options can be triggered and they can walk away with millions.  By the time the fraud is discovered,...

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How Class Action Lawsuits are Litigated

When a consumer victim comes to a consumer rights attorney for help in seeking justice for being ripped off or scammed by a corporation, there are a few things that could happen.  The most probable is the consumer class action lawyer, like the lawyers at CPL, will investigate the claim by gathering documents proving the ripoff occurred.  After your CPL class action lawyer investigates the claim, they make the decision whether or not to file the claim.  If the class action attorneys believe they can prove the fraud happened to many people, they might file a class action lawsuit using the consumer they were retained by as a class representative. A class representative pursues the class action lawsuit potentially on...

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Consumer rights attorneys

The lawyers at CPL handle class action and individual lawsuits on behalf of victims of corporate hubris and greed.  Our attorneys have decades of experience litigating class action claims for consumer fraud and corporate deceptive and unfair business practices.  On occasion, a corporate scam or rip off might not lend itself to class action litigation.  In a situation that is too individualized because of the facts of the case, our attorneys will handle your consumer fraud claim on an individual basis.  We do not take a fee unless we achieve a resolution for our client.  If you have been the victim of a corporate ripoff or scam, please contact the lawyers at CPL for a free and confidential consultation.

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Investigating Claims Target is Collecting Your Biometric Information in Violation of Your Rights

Attention: Illinois Target Customers Using the Self-Checkout Lane Illinois law prohibits the retention, collection, and disclosure of biometric identifiers or biometric information by private entities unless certain requirements are met. A violation entitles any person aggrieved by a violation of the law to recover for each violation: (1) at least $1,000 if due to negligence; (2) at least $5,000 if done intentionally or recklessly; (3) reasonable attorneys' fees and costs; and (4) other relief, including an injunction, if deemed appropriate by the Court. See, Biometric Information Privacy Act, 740 ILCS 14/20. The attorneys at Consumer Protection Legal are currently investigating claims that Target may be violating this law in its self-checkout lanes in its Illinois stores. When you and/or your...

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Unfair bank overdraft fee

Attention: Anyone Who Has Incurred an Overdraft Fee We are investigating claims that certain banks and credit unions are charging consumers overdraft fees even though they are not allowed to because they have not taken all the steps necessary to do so.  If you have incurred an overdraft fee within the last few years, we would like to review your case to see if that overdraft fee was charged lawfully.  In many cases, we find that it was not and we would like to help you and others get your respective hard earned money back. Financial institutions that we are currently investigating include, but are not limited to: HSBC Bank Fifth Third Bank Flagstar Bank Regions Bank UMB Bank Alliant...

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