Consumer Fraud Attorney in New York
New York City Consumer Protection Lawyer
Consumers in New York and across the country have the legal right to have truthful information presented to them about products and services that they wish to purchase. State and federal laws regulate advertisements, including any false, misleading or deceptive claims from businesses about the quality, price or purpose of any product or services.
False and misleading advertising can cause significant financial fraud, as well as physical injuries in cases where potential hazards were not warned against by manufacturers. At the New York law firm of Rheingold, Giuffra, Ruffo & Plotkin LLP, our attorneys provide consumer class-action representation for individuals who have been defrauded by companies.
Consumer Fraud Attorneys in New York City
While damages can be relatively small in many cases of consumer fraud, consumers should not have to bear these losses. Class-action lawsuits allow people who have been similarly wronged to bring a claim and obtain compensation for their losses.
There are many types of practices that could qualify as fraud. The artificial inflating of prices, the use of fine print to mislead consumers, the failure to disclose important information about a product, bait-and-switch advertising and other tactics are illegal but are commonly used by advertisers of products in a wide range of industries.
We may be able to help if you have been impacted by false advertising.
Toyota Consumer Fraud Action
Defective accelerator systems in Toyota vehicles have lead to the loss of resale value to many Toyotas. In the past few months, Toyota has recalled over 5 million vehicles because of defects that cause the cars to accelerate out of control. Hundreds of people have reported experiencing this problem and dozens have been killed and injured as a result of it.
Initially, Toyota blamed the problem on floor mat interference with the accelerator pedal while the second recall blames worn out or sticky accelerator pedals. Many experts believe that the real defect lies in the electronic throttle control assembly that is common to many Toyota vehicles (both within and outside of the recalled vehicles). When a vehicle suddenly accelerates, the results can be tragic, including serious injuries and wrongful death.
Doctors and surgeons, either from the result of negligence or sometimes even outright fraud, can push patients into surgeries they never needed in the first place. Regardless of the circumstances, the best-possible legal result is dependent on a thorough legal investigation and aggressive, skilled and knowledgeable negotiation and litigation.
The attorneys of the New York consumer fraud law firm of Rheingold, Giuffra, Ruffo & Plotkin LLP have handled complex medical malpractice cases and mass torts for almost four decades and can effectively pursue your best possible result following surgeons' errors.
Learn more about your rights in consumer class action cases.