Consumer fraud is often the deceptive or false statements made in the advertising, marketing and the sale of goods or services, including insurance. Some companies take illegal action to attract unsuspecting consumers. These actions may include:
- selling defective or dangerous products
- charging hidden fees
- failing to provide insurance benefits
- offering one product, but delivering another
- false promises to obtain and promote patent and trademark rights
- interpreting a contract or agreement or settling a claim in a way that unfairly disadvantages the customer
In December 2009, the United States District Court for the District of Delaware certified a consumer class action case filed by Cross & Simon, captioned, Johnson, et al. v. Government Employees Insurance Co., et al., D. Del. C.A. No. 1:06-cv-408. The Court named Cross & Simon as lead counsel. The firm has investigated and filed other cases against other companies on behalf of consumers, and is always willing to consult with consumers who believe their interactions with companies have left them without recourse. If you believe you are the victim of a fraud, or some illicit conduct, please contact us for a free consultation.