Deceptive Business Practices Lawsuits
Some businesses use deceptive or unfair marketing or pricing terms to take advantage of consumers by overcharging them. They may include vague or deceptive price terms in their contracts or mislead customers over the phone. Pennsylvania and other states have strict laws against deceptive or unfair business practices that allow victims to recover up to three times their losses, as well as attorneys’ fees for bringing suit.
One way to put a stop to unfair business practices is a class action lawsuit. In a class action lawsuit, one or more lead plaintiffs brings claims on behalf of all the consumers who were harmed in a similar way. The lawsuit seeks to recover the amount customers were overcharged, plus additional amounts to punish the wrongdoer. The amount recovered is distributed to all of the consumers who have been harmed by the defendant’s deceptive business practices.