CONSUMER FRAUD & ABUSE
Whatley Kallas' Consumer Fraud practice encompasses cases addressing virtually any unfair or deceptive tactics used to unfairly influence consumers. These tactics include false advertising or representation, the sale of defective products, pyramid schemes, and bait and switch schemes.
Attorneys at the firm have successfully litigated cases on behalf of consumers in the following areas, among others:
- Food products that are contaminated with heavy metals, such as lead, arsenic, mercury and cadmium.
- Deceptive advertising of DNA testing products.
- Excessive overdraft fees charged on debit card transactions.
The firm’s Consumer Fraud practice includes individual cases as well as class actions. These cases involve the wrongful conduct of corporate, insurance and finance companies, including bad faith.
The firm’s lawyers have a long history of significant recoveries for consumers, going back to the settlement of nearly a billion dollars for homeowners with defective polybutylene plumbing.