Unfair Business Practices

Many of the cases we handle involve allegations of unfair business practices, including:

  • False advertising
  • Misrepresented prices, services, etc.
  • Fraud
  • Usury
  • Products that are defective
  • Failure to honor warranties

We pursue these claims using not only New York’s deceptive business practice and false advertising statutes (New York General Business Law Sec. 349 and 350), and New York’s usury laws, but also lesser known state consumer protection laws such as the New York Motor Vehicle Retail Instalment Sales Act, and New York’s Judiciary Law Sec. 487, as well as numerous federal statutes, including the Truth In Lending Act and the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act, and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.

Where less experienced attorneys that do not practice regularly in this area see only breach of contract arguments, we often are able to recognize additional violations of consumer protection statutes with dramatically better remedies, including statutory damages, punitive damages and attorney’s fees.