California Consumer Fraud & Class Action Lawsuits
Protecting the rights of consumers and small businesses
Consumers have a wide variety of rights and protections under California and federal law. At times, large corporations may take advantage of consumers through false advertising, misleading contract terms, hidden charges and fees or predatory lending practices and rebate scams.
Consumers hate being cheated by large companies, but they often fail to complain because they think that one person cannot make a difference. However, these practices are only profitable for large corporations if they are done on a broad scale, to a large number of consumers. Therefore, if it happened to you, it probably happened to a lot of other people just like you, too. Whether you seek the help of a California false credit charges lawyer or turn to California predatory lending practices lawyers, you do have the power to take these rogue companies on. And you can do this through a special type of legal proceeding called a class action lawsuit.
Class actions are lawsuits where one person — just like you — is the representative for a group of people who all suffered the same injustice, loss or harm. One advantage of class action lawsuits is that they do not require as much risk, time and effort on the part of the plaintiff as an individual lawsuit often does. At the conclusion of a class action, the lead plaintiff, the person who took the time and trouble to bring the lawsuit, is usually paid additional compensation for his or her efforts. Learn more about being the lead plaintiff in a class action lawsuit.
As with all the cases we handle as California class action lawyers, we advance the costs on your behalf and do not get paid until we obtain a recovery.
Experienced support from a California consumer fraud lawyer at Aiman-Smith & Marcy, we specialize in bringing class action lawsuits on behalf of consumers and small businesses. We offer expert legal advice and vigorous representation. As California wage and hour class action attorneys, we have successfully litigated class action and representative lawsuits for unpaid overtime, defrauding employees out of promised employment benefits, illegal non-competition agreements, sex discrimination and more. As California false advertising attorneys, we also combat fraudulent insurance commission overcharges and fraudulent check guarantee services.
Other areas of consumer fraud include:
- Unpaid overtime
- Meal and rest break violations
- Unfair business practices
- False advertising
- Credit card charges — late fees, over-credit-limit fees, foreign transaction fees
- Hidden bank charges
- Loan transactions — misleading terms, hidden charges and fees
- Predatory lending practices
- Bait and switch
- Misrepresentation and fraud
- Misleading or hidden contract terms
- Funeral home misconduct
For people in the Bay Area and throughout the state who have suffered investment losses through the many recent waves of economic instability, Aiman-Smith & Marcy also provides superior representation as investor losses attorneys in California. No matter what circumstances triggered your financial challenge, we are committed to upholding and protecting your rights.
Call to schedule your free consultation with a California class action lawyer
If you have been a victim of these types of unfair business practices and scams, please call our office at 510-817-2711 or contact us online for a free consultation with one of our attorneys, Randall Aiman-Smith, Reed Marcy or Hallie Von Rock. Our office is located near the Oakland Coliseum off Highway 880, 66th Avenue exit. We welcome the opportunity to review and discuss your legal concerns.