Consumer fraud occurs when an individual suffers a financial or personal loss because of unfair, deceptive, false, illegitimate or misleading business practices. Ramirez Law P.C. has represented individuals against companies of all sizes that have preyed on innocent consumers, including businesses that have charged consumers unreasonable and/or undisclosed fees, have sold their products through deceptive marketing practices, and/or have engaged in “bait and switch” practices. Recently, Ramirez Law P.C. prosecuted an action against a company that purposely infected consumers’ computers with malware that disabled the computer and then purportedly helped the victim fix the problem. This actor represented that it was a major computer manufacturer and sold the unsuspecting consumer a “protection plan” for hundreds of dollars.
Ramirez Law P.C. is constantly looking to protect consumers by investigating and prosecuting cases involving fraudulent or deceptive conduct, unreasonable or hidden fees, “bait and switch” tactics, or where consumers have been sold defective products. If you believe that you have been the victim of consumer fraud, please contact us to report a fraud.
A company violates antitrust laws when it uses its size and power in the marketplace to engage in conduct that hurts consumers and/or new or smaller businesses. The wrongful conduct can take many shapes and forms, and can include conduct such as price fixing or price discrimination, monopolization, trade restraints, engaging in unfair competition or tying (where a company you hire to provide you one type of service forces you to purchase additional or ancillary services from it that you may not need and/or can get from another company at a lower price). Ramirez Law P.C. has extensive experience in handling antitrust matters. Recently, the firm brought an action against a package courier for requiring consumers of its courier service to use certain of its other ancillary (non-courier) services (aka “tying”) and requiring consumers to pay unreasonably high fees for such service.
If you are an individual or business that believes that you have been harmed by a company engaging in unlawful business practices, Ramirez Law P.C. is interested in hearing about your situation. Please contact us for an evaluation of whether you have been the victim of an antitrust violation.