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November 01, 2019

When an employer uses unlawful employment practices that affect multiple employees, class action litigation may be the best avenue of bringing the company to justice. Determining whether to file an individual suit or to pursue a class action suit requires careful consideration of multiple issues.

The attorneys at Markoff Leinberger are experienced at both approaches. We can advise you of your options for recovering lost wages and other costs resulting from your employer’s unlawful actions.

When can a Class Action Lawsuit be Filed Against an Employer?

To file a class action lawsuit against your employer, an unlawful employment practice must have harmed many employees. Grounds for a class action lawsuit against your employer can involve various violations, including:

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October 28, 2019

Businesses are expected to treat consumers fairly and can be held accountable when they fail to uphold this obligation. You can protect yourself from unfair business practices by becoming aware of common types of consumer fraud and learning how to stand up for your rights if you are a victim.

Taking action against a business that engages in unfair practices can be intimidating and complex. The consumer protection attorneys at Markoff Leinberger have decades of experience and can help you fight back against unfair business practices.

What are Unfair Business Practices?

gavel on consumer protection bookUnfair business practices are actions a business takes to deceive and defraud consumers. These actions may occur in advertising, at the point of sale, as part of...

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September 30, 2019

The bait-and-switch tactic is a type of false advertising that involves luring a consumer in with a great promotion that the seller does not intend to offer. Federal and Illinois laws prohibit false advertising, and perpetrators of such schemes can be held accountable through legal action.

If you think you’ve been a victim of illegal bait-and-switch advertising, one of the false advertising lawyers at Markoff Leinberger can help you stand up for your rights. We will review your case at no cost.

Bait-and-Switch Basics

bait and switch infographicThe strategy behind a bait-and-switch scheme is to capture your interest by advertising a great offer like a free gift or a low price...

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September 25, 2019

What Are Examples of Debt Collection Fraud?

Consumer fraud covers a broad array of deceptive and illegal practices performed by companies with the intent to defraud consumers. Consumer fraud lawyers help consumers obtain justice and reparations against corporations that have deceived them out of their money. We know the details of laws put in place for consumer protection, and can help you fight back when you have been the victim of deceptive or illegal practices.Justice scales with American flag in background | Consumer Fraud Lawyers | Markoff Leinberger

Some of the most common types of consumer fraud include unethical debt collection, identity theft, false advertising, wage theft, and overtime violations. If you have been a victim of any type of consumer fraud, please call...

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July 15, 2019

As an employee, it is important that you know your rights in regard to compensation. Your employer has legal obligations to pay you fairly for your time worked. Unfortunately, some employers do not adhere to regulations and will try to find ways to keep your hard-earned income.

If your employer is guilty of any of the following forms of wage theft, the attorneys at Markoff Leinberger may be able to help you recover what you are owed. We can also serve as your advocate if your employer takes illegal actions when you attempt to retrieve your money.

Unpaid Overtime

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act entitle non-exempt employees to overtime wages of 1.5 times their normal wage if more than 40 hours are worked in a given week. Common ways employers exploit their workers by denying overtime are:

  • Failing to acknowledge overtime hours...
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June 14, 2019

man with face in deployed airbag
If you are in Chicago and have questions about joining a
Takata airbag class action lawsuit, please call Markoff
Leinberger for a free consultation.

Fifty-six million airbags manufactured by the Japanese company, Takata, were recalled after faulty inflators caused airbags to explode. The recall affects an estimated 41.6 million vehicles made by 19 vehicle manufacturers.

The class action lawyers at Markoff Leinberger are closely following the Takata airbag recall in order to best represent any Chicago-area car owners whose lives have been affected by the faulty airbags.  If you suffered...

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May 29, 2019

In this quiz, you'll see some of the most common signs of false advertising. But the only way to know for sure is to consult our experienced lawyers in Chicago. We review claims from our state and nationwide. For a complimentary consultation, please call Markoff Leinberger at 877-905-5161.

Our attorneys have decades of experience handling false advertising and consumer fraud claims. We are passionate about obtaining great results for our clients. Please see our recent verdicts and settlements for examples of results obtained for our clients. False advertising is a major breach of consumer protections under Federal and Illinois law. Call us now to see how you can pursue justice....

May 23, 2019

Leaflets with false advertising stuffed in mailboxes in ChicagoYou may be able to sue a company, corporation or business that is responsible for false or misleading advertising. You have certain rights and protections under the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Practices Act, as well as protections under Federal law. In general, if a business or company is deceptive in their advertising to get you to buy a product or service, then you may be able to recoup certain losses and obtain justice in a lawsuit handled by our experienced lawyers in Chicago.

Most Common Elements in False Advertising Claims

Each situation is unique. Only an experienced attorney like those at our law firm can determine if you have a false advertising...

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March 22, 2019

False advertising is a deceitful and potentially dangerous form of consumer fraud. Unfortunately, many companies think they can get away with lying to the public to sell products. At Markoff Leinberger, we believe companies that defraud consumers should be held accountable. Here is a guide to the seven types of false advertising that we deal with regularly:

7 Types of False Advertising

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If you've been a victim of false advertising, Markoff Leinberger can help you bring a lying company to justice. Call (877) 905-5161 today to schedule a free consultation. We are based in the Chicago area and serve clients nationwide.

March 20, 2019

Is Food Mislabeling A Type of Fraud?

The act of food mislabeling should be a serious concern to consumers. Food mislabeling, whether intentional or accidental, can lead not only to consumers being defrauded out of their hard earned money on a product that is not as advertised, but can also lead to serious cases of allergic reaction or even death.

If you think that you have been a victim of food mislabeling, don't hesitate to contact Markoff Leinberger at 877-905-5161 for your free consultation. Our consumer law attorneys have years of experience fighting big corporations on the behalf of consumers, and we will let you know honestly if we think you have a case....

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