What is the Statute of Limitations on Consumer Fraud Cases?

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In Illinois, it is considered a violation of the state’s Consumer Fraud Act any time a business uses unfair or deceptive practices including false advertising, misrepresentation, or omission of information.

If this has happens to you, you may have a consumer fraud case, but the consumer rights attorneys at Markoff Leinberger want you to know that in Illinois, you must seek damages within three years of the initial offense, according to the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act (815 ILCS 505/).

This Statute of Limitations on Illinois consumer fraud cases fails to apply, however, to an appeal or a case that proceeds to the Attorney General or the State’s Attorney.

When the alleged fraud involves a media company, insurance company, or a real estate transaction,  or when the claim results in bodily injury or death, the case may reach beyond the bounds of the Illinois Consumer Fraud Act, which is exactly why you should consult with an experienced attorney about how to proceed.

When you need consumer fraud and protection legal advice, contact the Chicago consumer rights and class action attorneys at Markoff Leinberger for a case consultation. You can reach us online or call our offices directly to schedule your appointment: 1 (888) 517-9115.