Unfortunately, corporations sometimes take advantage of consumers and shareholders. Sanford Heisler represents individuals against the excesses and abuses of corporations.
Consumer fraud encompasses unfair or deceptive business practices, perpetrated by companies profiting illegally at the expense of consumers. Consumer fraud can occur when a company or its representative(s) employ high-pressure or deceptive sales tactics, misrepresent or lie about the capabilities, functioning, or quality of a product or service, offer one product but deliver another (“bait and switch”), use fine print to defraud consumers, improperly bill for a product or service, offer a defective product, and more.
In addition, shareholders and investors may suffer losses on the value of their holdings or otherwise may have been subjected to improper corporate conduct or overreaching. Those individuals need legal representation for their claims involving securities fraud, mergers and tender offers, and customer/brokerage firm arbitration proceedings. Sanford Heisler welcomes inquiries from those who wish to investigate the nature of their securities-related losses and possible litigation avenues for recovering those losses.
Sanford Heisler is currently prosecuting consumer fraud class actions against an array of consumer service providers, including wireless phone, banking, brokerage, courier, home electronics and home energy industries. Some examples of our cases include:
King’s Choice Neckwear, Inc. v. Pitney Bowes, Inc.
Sanford Heisler brought a class action challenging Pitney Bowe’s imposition of an exorbitant “equipment return fee” on consumer-lessees. More specifically, the case concerned the improper imposition of hidden expenses on the small businessmen and women who utilized Defendant’s stamping device at the end of the lease period. The matter is currently pending on appeal before the Second Circuit of Appeals. More
Ribando v. JP Morgan Chase
Sanford Heisler brought a class action on behalf of co-op loan borrowers against the, financial giant JP Morgan Chase. JP Morgan Chase wrongfully extracted post-loan interest, thus padding its own profits while at the expense of borrowers who had fulfilled their loan terms. The matter was settled with a private and confidential settlement amount.