Consumers have it rough today. Prices are rising. Wages are stagnant. Inflation is rampant. The dollar in your wallet today buys less than it would have bought yesterday. The Middle Class is shrinking. And the Rich are getting richer.
Notwithstanding these inequitable economic conditions, rogue corporations add insult to injury by defrauding consumers in numerous ways, requiring consumers to stretch their already over-stretched dollars even further. These unlawful practices include false advertising, bait-and-switch marketing, undisclosed fees, over-charges, and billing for services never rendered, just to name a few.
Often, consumers are unaware of these deceptions. Unfair business practices are carried out within the privacy of the board room, in the fine print, in junk science, and in cooked books. They are carried out in the shadows, out of the watchful eye of the consumer. The cost of these fraudulent business activities constitutes a secret tax on the consumer – the “fraud tax.”
Deceptive businesses not only pass on this illegal fraud tax to the consumer, but they also distort the marketplace by allowing dishonest businesses to gain an unfair advantage over ethical ones. This creates unfair competition within the marketplace.
However, consumers and ethical businesses are not helpless against these deceptive and unfair business practices. State and federal laws provide consumers and honest businesses with broad protection from unfair and illegal business practices.
Clarkson Law Firm advises consumers and businesses who have been victimized by large corporations engaging in fraudulent business activities. Clarkson Law Firm has significant litigation experience and knows whether and how to pursue legal action, to seek injunctive relief to halt the deceptive business practices, and to seek compensation for loss of money or property as a result of the unfair business practices.
Clarkson Law Firm possesses the superior legal skills and high ethical principles necessary to aggressively protect its clients’ interests and achieve their goals by winning highly-complex consumer protection lawsuits against those that have defrauded consumers. Our firm handles cases spanning a broad range of goods and services – from homeowners charged hidden fees, to utility customers over-charged for services, to purchasers of products which falsely promised benefits that were not delivered as advertised.