Ohio Consumer Litigation / Class Actions

Ohio Consumer Litigation / Class Actions Attorneys

Did you buy a defective product and the seller will not honor its warranty?
Did you buy a product and what you received was not what was advertised?
Are you the victim of a data breach because a company you did business with got hacked?

Burg Simpson can help! Don’t wait to call the consumer protection lawyers at Burg Simpson to discuss your legal rights.

When you choose to do business with a company by buying its products or entrusting them with your personal information, you expect that the business will be honest, honor its word, and protect your data. When those expectations are broken, you can lose your hard earned money or suffer the emotional trauma of knowing someone else has your confidential information. The consumer protection lawyers in Burg Simpson’s Cincinnati, Ohio office can help you with the legal assistance you need to get justice, file a lawsuit, and even pursue a class action. Call 513-852-5600 right away to speak with a consumer protection attorney before it’s too late. You can also fill out a Free Case Evaluation Form Here.

WHAT IS A CONSUMER PROTECTION CLAIM?
Most states have enacted laws to protect consumers against unfair sales practices and irresponsible storage of customer information. If a business owner violates these laws, they can be brought to court and held responsible for the harm they’ve done to their customers through a consumer protection lawsuit.

Where a business owner’s actions have harmed many individual consumers, the consumers may be able to band together to file a class action. Class actions are civil lawsuits that allow a few individuals to bring legal claims on behalf of a large group of people who have been harmed in similar ways. This gives consumers strength in numbers to level the field against the business that has done them wrong.

WHAT TYPES OF CONSUMER PROTECTION CLAIMS DOES BURG SIMPSON HANDLE?

Unfair Practice – Product Liability Claim - Ohio Burg SimpsonMost states have enacted laws to protect consumers against predatory sales practices.  For example, Ohio has enacted the Consumer Sales Practices Act, which protects consumer who’ve been victimized by unscrupulous companies. The Consumer Sales Practices Act requires companies to:

  • Accurately represent the characteristics of a product or service.
  • Honor guarantees and warranties.
  • Make no misrepresentations about the nature of their business, their products or services, the prices of their goods, or the terms of a transaction.
  • Not take advantage of a consumer’s illiteracy, mental disability, physical disability, or inability to understand the terms of a sale.
  • Not sell a product or service knowing the consumer cannot afford or substantially benefit from it.
  • Disclose important exclusions and limitations in advertisements.
  • Not sell used items as new.
  • Not use bait-and-switch tactics to trick consumers into paying higher prices.

If a company engages in unfair sales practices, the injured consumer is entitled to compensation. Furthermore, if the company’s unfair sales practices have affected many consumers, the injured consumers may be able to band together to file a class action lawsuit. If you have been the victim of an unfair sales practice, call Burg Simpson’s Cincinnati, Ohio office at 513-852-5600 or fill out a Free Case Evaluation Form to speak with a consumer protection attorney now.

Warranty Breach - Class Action Settlements - Ohio Burg Simpson

A warranty regarding a product you purchase is a promise about the quality of that good. When purchasing some products, such as cars, the sales contract may include certain warranties. For example, the sales contract may provide that the parts of the product are guaranteed to last for a certain period of time and if they do not, they will be replaced by the seller or manufacturer.

Other warranties are not expressly written or spoken, but are implied. For example, when a good is sold, there is often an implied warranty that the good is fit for the ordinary purpose for which it was sold. Similarly, if you tell a seller that you need an item for a particular purpose, and the seller directs you to a certain product, the seller impliedly warrants that the product is fit for the purpose you discussed with the seller.

If the product you purchased fails and the seller or manufacturer does not honor their warranties, you can hold them responsible. Call Burg Simpson’s Ohio office at 513-852-5600 and speak with a civil litigation lawyer now or fill out our Free Case Evaluation Form.

Breach of Privacy - Class Action Lawsuit - Ohio Burg Simpson

Hackers are always on the prowl, trying to steal everything from your passwords to your Social Security number. Corporations know this. Therefore, if they are going to collect your private information, they have a duty to keep it secure. When a company fails to secure your data and it is compromised by hackers, you can hold the company accountable.

Many states have robust consumer protection laws. Ohio, for example, has a data security breach notification law that requires companies that own or license confidential personal data to notify customers anytime a breach is detected, in addition to directing an investigation to determine the likelihood that any personal information has been or may be misused. If the breach involves more than 1,000 people, companies also must notify the national credit reporting agencies.

If you have been notified that your confidential personal data has been stolen or that a company with which you do business has suffered a data breach, call Burg Simpson’s Cincinnati, Ohio office at 513-852-5600 and speak with a consumer law attorney today or complete a free case evaluation form.

THE CONSUMER PROTECTION ATTORNEYS AT BURG SIMPSON ARE HERE TO HELP

Burg Simpson has a national reputation for standing up for consumer rights in courtrooms across the country. With multiple offices in four states and more than 60 attorneys, Burg Simpson has the resources to fight for individual consumers against the biggest corporations in the United States.

The consumer protection attorneys in Burg Simpson’s Cincinnati, Ohio office are part of Burg Simpson’s dynamic team serving the people of Ohio, Kentucky, and the nation. The lawyers in Burg Simpson’s Cincinnati office have a history of success protecting consumers in the mid-west and throughout the country. For example, Burg Simpson’s Ohio attorneys have successfully pursued class actions against the Cincinnati Bengals over seat licenses for Paul Brown Stadium and against Chubb Insurance, Co. on behalf of farmers who bought drought insurance. They can help you too!

Call the trial attorneys in Burg Simpson’s Cincinnati office now at 513-852-5600 or fill out our free case evaluation form now so we can discuss your case with you.

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Burg Simpson Shareholder Mari K. Perczak Set to Speak at Construction Law Event

Burg Simpson Shareholder Mari K. Perczak will be a featured panelist at a one-day Construction Law conference on April 30 at the Embassy Suites Denver. View the Construction Law event brochure here for information and scheduling. The continuing education event, sponsored by CLE International, is targeted at a variety of construction professionals, including attorneys, owners, contractors,… Read more »

Burg Simpson Beats Big Banks Again

 April 17, 2018

Burg Simpson Beats Big Banks Again

National trial firm Burg Simpson, known for its role in holding big banks accountable for their bad acts in the mortgage-backed securities and collateralized debt obligation collapse of 2007-2008 where $7 trillion in worldwide wealth was lost, has prevailed against a big bank yet again. This time it was against UBS, in a FINRA securities… Read more »

Martindale-Hubbell Honors Nick D. Fogel

 April 16, 2018

Martindale-Hubbell Honors Nick D. Fogel

Industry awards are nice, but few mean as much as accolades from your own peers. That’s what shareholder Nick D. Fogel earned as he became the latest Burg Simpson attorney to receive a Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, “awarded to only those lawyers with the highest ethical standards and professional ability.” Only about 10… Read more »

Michael S. Burg Blasts Trump Administration Handling of CFPB

 April 12, 2018

Michael S. Burg Blasts Trump Administration Handling of CFPB

The Trump Administration has taken aim at one of the few remaining protections for American consumers: the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Burg Simpson founding shareholder Michael S. Burg says consumers should be very concerned. “I think what they’ve done is strip away the original intent,” of the bureau as a watchdog, Michael told “Morning Briefing”… Read more »

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 April 18, 2018

Vaping Battery Could Go Up In Smoke

Vaping devices have become wildly popular; however, they could pose a fire risk. A few days ago, the R.J. Reynolds Vapor Company initiated a recall of all Vuse Vibe power units due to customer complaints about malfunctioning/ overheating batteries. This recall affects an estimated 2.6 million power units. FDA Recall Notice Overheating batteries pose a… Read more »

Ohio Burg Simpson - LuLaRoe Failure to Refund

 March 16, 2018

Burg Simpson Investigates LuLaRoe’s Failure to Refund Ohio and Kentucky Fashion Retailers and Consultants

Attention Kentucky and Ohio LuLaRoe Fashion Retailers and Consultants! Burg Simpson is investigating LuLaRoe for failing to honor its agreement to refund Consultants for unsold inventory. To entice individuals to become LuLaRoe Consultants, LuLaRoe made a buy-back promise. The buy-back promise consisted of a return policy, by which Consultants who wished to stop selling for… Read more »

Spectrum Lawsuit - Civil Litigation Attorney – Burg Simpson Ohio

 March 15, 2018

Spectrum (Time Warner Cable) Internet Slowdown Lawsuit

Many businesses rely on providing their employees and customers with access to reliable high speed internet and are willing to pay higher fees to obtain such service; however, businesses that paid for Time Warner Cable (now Spectrum) cable internet services may not be getting what they bargained for. Businesses with Spectrum internet service may be… Read more »

Sexual Abuse Allegations Target USA Swimming - Sexual Abuse Lawyers – Ohio Burg Simpson

 February 27, 2018

Sexual Abuse Allegations Target USA Swimming

With the victim impact statements from serial child molester and former Olympic Gymnastics Coach Larry Nassar’s sentencing still ringing in our collective ears, the Orange County Register reported this month that USA Swimming has ignored or covered up hundreds of cases of sexual abuse over the last few decades. A Culture of Abuse Specifically, the… Read more »

Protecting Your Legal Rights

 November 30, 2016

Protecting Your Legal Rights

At Burg Simpson Ohio, we’re dedicated to protecting the rights of those who have been injured by the negligence or bad conduct of others. If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one due to a defective product, dangerous medication or auto accident, you need to make sure your legal rights are protected. Call our… Read more »

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Generic Drugs vs. Brand Name Drugs

 March 12, 2014

Burg Simpson Legal Minute: Generic Drugs vs. Brand Name Drugs

If you suffer a side effect from your medication, if you’re taking a generic drug, you can’t file a lawsuit for personal injury. Only the name brand drug company has to monitor safety and update warnings. The generic drug companies only have to be the same as the name brand drug company, and therefore they… Read more »

Janet Abaray on the Value of a Degree in English

 December 13, 2013

Janet Abaray on the Value of a Degree in English

Janet Abaray, Burg Simpson Ohio Managing Shareholder, shares how a degree in English Literature has helped her further her success as a trial lawyer. Ms. Abaray is an alumna of the University of Cincinnati where she graduated with a Bachelors of Arts with a Major in English & Comparative Literature.

Depakote / Depakene and Increased Risk of Birth Defects

 April 11, 2013

Depakote / Depakene and Increased Risk of Birth Defects

Anti-seizure medicines have been known to increase the risk of birth defects. Attorney Janet Abaray explains what’s different about Depakote/Depakene. If your child was affected, you may be eligible for compensation. For more information, contact Burg Simpson at 1-800-713-9340.

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