Consumer Protection

Class Actions

Militzok & Associates has the resources and experience to take on class-action lawsuits of any size and against any opponent. In the past, our lawyers have participated in several large-scale class and mass joinder actions and have secured millions of dollars for our clients. Class-action lawsuits are an efficient and calculated way to take on large, well-represented organizations, and also to help the maximum number of people. Class action lawsuits offer a number of advantages because they are able to aggregate a large number of what are often smaller individualized claims into one lawsuit. The ability to aggregate smaller claims can increase the efficiency of the legal process, and lower the costs of litigation. Further, it allows cases that are too small to be economically prosecuted individually to be joined together into a powerful group. Our goal is to collect all damages collectively suffered by those individuals who are similarly situated. Our attorneys’ main mission is to bring powerful representation and justice to the individual or small businesses.

Consumer Protection Class Actions

Our Firm has represented consumers in class actions against several large multi-national corporations. Consumer fraud includes a wide variety of improper practices involved in the advertising, marketing, sale, or lease of goods or services. Many consumer fraud cases involve allegations that sellers of a product misrepresented the product’s features, quality, or other characteristics, while others claim that products do not perform as advertised. Consumer fraud also take place when companies overcharge customers for products or services, mislead consumers about the terms of sales agreements or the existence and duration of warranties, illegal charges on bills, illegal penalties for late-payments, or illegal dissemination of personal information. Most states have consumer protection statutes that provide remedies for individuals that have been defrauded by unscrupulous business practices.

Our firm has represented consumers in many consumer-related cases, including the areas of consumer litigation listed below:

  • Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA)
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Electronic Funds Transfer Act (EFTA)
  • Unfair Debt Collection Practices (FDCPA)
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act Violations (FCRA)
  • Florida’s Consumer Collection Practices Act Violations
  • Truth in Lending Act Violations (TILA)
  • Consumer Leasing Act Violations
  • Florida’s Motor Vehicle Repair Act Claims
  • Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act Claims

If you believe that you are a victim and are covered by a consumer protection statute, you should contact us immediately. The Firm is currently accepting cases involving receipts given to you at the point of sale which prints more than the last 5 digits of your credit card number and/or the expiration date. The Firm is also accepting cases where you were charged a fee at an Automated Teller Machine (ATM) and the fee was clearly not displayed on both a notice on the outside of the machine and wasn’t displayed on the screen of the ATM. If you have a case, you may be entitled to receive between $100 to $1,000 per incident.

Class Actions Involving Antitrust and Unfair Competition

Militzok & Associates also represents businesses and individuals in class actions in which competitors conspired to set prices or used illegal or improper business practices. There are a number of instances in which a company can break anti-trust or unfair business laws. Business owners will sometimes observe that they cannot find anyone to offer a competitive bid for a good or service or that prices continue to increase even though costs have not risen nearly enough to justify it. Vendors may be agreeing upon prices or dividing up a geographic territory and agreeing not to compete against each other to keep prices artificially high. Other unfair business practices include monopolization, tying the purchase of one item to another or setting unreasonable restrictions on resale prices. Our lawyers can also handle treble damage cases for clients arising under the RICO statute.