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Businesses will seemingly put anything on a label to try and increase their sales. Luckily, there are laws that protect consumers from those who falsely label their products to increase products. A false label can result in a lot of issues, including allergic reactions. Victims don’t have to accept that they were lied to. In some cases, financial compensation can be issued to those that suffered as a result of the falsely labeled product.
False advertising is prohibited by state and federal laws. At the federal level, the Lanham Act allows consumers to sue businesses when their commercial advertising “misrepresents the nature, characteristics, qualities, or geographic origin” of goods or services. The Federal Trade Commission has also enacted regulations that prohibit deceptive advertising.
Data breaches put the financial health of California consumers at risk. When criminals breach a database maintained by a retailer or a financial institution, their access to credit card or bank account numbers may subject consumers to fraudulent credit card charges or unauthorized withdrawals. Database breaches that expose other identifying information, including social security numbers and dates of birth, place consumers at risk of identity theft.
Unfair Debt Collection
Debt collectors have a long history of being abusive, deceptive, and careless. California consumers are turning to class action lawsuits to help them win compensation from debt collectors who engage in harassment, who persist in trying to make them pay debts that they do not owe, and who threaten to ruin credit, reputations, or financial security.
Hundreds of thousands of consumers receive emergency room treatment every year due to injuries caused by defective products. Injury victims are entitled to compensation whenever an injury is related to a defect in the design or manufacturing of a product, or to a failure to warn the consumer of the risks associated with the product. In some cases, it makes sense for victims to pursue compensation collectively by means of a class action lawsuit.
Excessive overdraft fees may violate California and federal laws that prohibit fraud, unfair trade practices, and false advertising. Class action lawsuits are usually the most productive way to obtain relief when banks charge excessive overdraft fees.