Practicing nationwide, our consumer protection lawyers in DC are experienced at using the law to fight back against deceptive, unfair, and unlawful business practices. Consumer fraud can take many different faces; including false advertising, failure to disclose a defect, misrepresentation of features, refusal to honor warranties, and any other ploys meant to mislead the consumer. All states have consumer protection laws that are devised to prohibit predatory and dishonest business practices. For example, the DC’s Consumer Protection Procedures Act (CPPA) is a comprehensive law that our attorneys have used to successfully prosecute and settle consumer protection cases against some of the country’s biggest corporations.
Please contact our consumer rights attorneys for a free consultation if you believe you have been a victim of any of these schemes.
Dobson V. Zenimax Media Inc. Et Al, Case No. 2:19-CV-01094-TLN-EFB (E.D. Cal.). The game developer released their latest game, Fallout 76, and received heavy criticism for shipping what reviewers and consumers considered an unfinished product at full retail price. Bethesda Games refused to issue refunds for PC purchasers of the game who found it to be unplayable because of its technical problems. While minor bugs and glitches are expected with the release of most new games, Fallout 76 launched with a 56GB patch that has proven to be but a starting point for the game’s problems. Gamers who have tried to receive a refund because of the game’s overwhelming glitches have been unable to do so since they downloaded the game, leaving them to deal with an unplayable experience until patches bring it back to a playable state.
Gym Membership Continued Fees Class Action: Migliaccio & Rathod LLP’s consumer protection lawyers in DC filed a case in the Washington D.C. Superior Court against Washington Sports Clubs, for failing to cancel a client’s membership even after he made repeated attempts to terminate it. The lawsuit alleged that, under D.C. law, customers must provide a separate signature or payment authorization before a gym membership auto-renews, which Washington Sports Club failed to do. The plaintiff in the case also informed employees multiple times verbally and requested in writing that his membership be cancelled, but he continued to be charged membership fees.
Calorie Content of BCAA, Glutamine, and Citrulline Products: Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating and has filed multiple cases against companies who allegedly utilize deceptive marketing claims regarding the Calorie content of Branched-Chain Amino Acids (BCAA), Glutamine, and Citrulline-based supplemental powders. Many of these products across the market prominently display on the product’s label a representation of 0-5 calories per serving or omit the Caloric nutritional fact completely from packaging. This poses a major issue for customers who purchase nutritional supplements as part of their broader health and fitness goals and are depending upon accurate information from the manufacturers’ representations of Calorie content.
Miscellaneous Financial Institutions Investigations
Amazon Synchrony Credit Card Deceptive Practice
Deferred-Interest Loan Promotion
Zelle Fraudulent Transactions Lawsuit
Veterans Affairs Mortgage Lender Fraud
MoneyLion’s Unlawful Membership and Fee Policies
Mortgage Lenders Fail to Offer Appraisal Reconsideration
Nationwide Equities’ False and Misleading Advertising
Vehicle Repossession Investigations
Unlawful Vehicle Repossession in D.C.
Bank-Fund Staff Senate Federal Credit Union Vehicle Repossession
Andrews Federal Credit Union Vehicle Repossession
NASA Federal Credit Union Vehicle Repossession
Student Loans/Fees Investigations
Total and Permanent Disability (TPD) Student Loan Forgiveness
Excessive Fees Investigations
Hospital “Facility Fees” Charged for Telehealth Visits
Car Dealerships’ Additional Fees
Hidden Resort Fees (Kimpton Amenity Fee)
Car Dealership Destination Fees
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