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! Do not 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 litigation attorney before it is too late. You can also fill out a Free Case Evaluation Form Here.

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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 have 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 seven offices in six 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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 April 24, 2019

David C. Harman and PLN: Changing the Lives of Underprivileged Scouts

As an Eagle Scout himself, shareholder David Harman understands the benefits and virtues that Scouting can supply. Accordingly, when an opportunity arose for him to support the Boy Scouts of America (“BSA”) in Cincinnati approximately three years ago, he jumped on it and joined a volunteer group called the Professional Leadership Network (“PLN”). PLN’s mission… Read more »

 April 19, 2019

Shareholder Stephan Marsh Nominated for Outstanding Workers’ Compensation Attorney Award!

Burg Simpson shareholder Stephan J. Marsh has been nominated by the Professionals in Workers’ Compensation, and his peers in the industry, for the Outstanding Workers’ Compensation Attorney Award! The PWC Awards were established to recognize lawyers for their outstanding contributions to the workers’ compensation community, and the annual award is presented to those who are making a… Read more »

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 April 12, 2019

Republicans and Democrats Can Learn a Lot from Former Sen. Alan Simpson

Hon. Alan K. Simpson, one of the founding shareholders at the law firm of Burg Simpson Hersh Eldredge & Jardine, P.C., was featured in the April 10, 2019, edition of the Corpus Christi Caller. Alan Simpson is a former U.S. Senator (R-Wyoming) who served from January 1979 to 1997, where he was the Assistant Republican… Read more »

 April 8, 2019

The American Board of Trial Advocates Presents Masters in Trial® 

The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Presents Masters in Trial.   Angela E. McGraw – Trial Lawyer.   Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine is pleased to announce that attorney Angela McGraw, Of Counsel at the firm, is a presenter on the faculty of The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) Masters in Trial® program on Friday, April… 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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