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 harm, as well as physical injuries in cases where potential product 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.
Do you believe you were the victim of consumer fraud? Call (212) 684-1880 to speak to one of our New York consumer protection lawyers today during a free, no-obligation consultation
While damages can be relatively small in many cases of consumer fraud, consumers should not have to bear these losses. Class-action lawsuits, as well as mass torts, 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. Some of these include:
These and other fraudulent tactics are illegal—but they are commonly used by advertisers of products in a wide range of industries. While these tactics can cause financial losses, they can also result in serious injuries or even deaths when important information about a product is not disclosed to consumers.
At Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP, we may be able to help if you have been impacted by false advertising or any other form of consumer fraud. Reach out to our New York consumer protection attorneys today to learn more.
Defective accelerator systems in Toyota vehicles have led to the loss of resale value in many Toyotas. Recently, Toyota 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 injured or even killed as a result of it.
Initially, Toyota blamed the problem on floor mat interference with the accelerator pedal, but the second recall blames worn-out or sticky accelerator pedals. However, 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).
In any case, when a vehicle suddenly accelerates, the results can be tragic, leading to 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. This can have devastating consequences for patients, both financial and non-financial in nature.
Regardless of the circumstances, those who have undergone unnecessary surgery can work to hold the liable party accountable and seek financial compensation for their damages. Achieving the best possible legal result depends on choosing the right attorney, one who can conduct a thorough investigation and provide aggressive negotiation and, in some cases, skilled litigation.
At Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP, we have handled complex medical malpractice cases and mass torts involving consumer fraud for more than four decades. Over this time, we have secured more than $2 billion in settlements and verdicts for our clients. We are known for our tough, hard-hitting representation and our caring, client-focused service.
When you choose Rheingold Giuffra Ruffo & Plotkin LLP, one of our attorneys will work on your case from start to finish. Throughout the process, you can expect to receive consistent updates on the status of your case, as well as answers to any questions you may have. We proudly serve clients throughout the state of New York and nationwide.