Can You Sue a Company for False Advertising?

You 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 claim. Some of the defining characteristics of these advertisements include:

  • Misleading, but not necessarily intentionally misleading
  • Deceptive
  • Untruthful

The falsehood may be related to price, purpose, quality, benefits or other aspects of the product or service – such as food labeling that makes claims that are false. For example, if a food label claims a certain benefit is “scientifically proven,” the manufacturer must have the scientific evidence to support a claim.  

Bait and switch schemes are another form of false advertising. Our experienced lawyers will determine if this is what took place in your case. Bait and switch may mean you didn’t get the price or discount that was advertised. Or a bait and switch may mean a company advertised a service or product they were unable to deliver or provide, and instead you received a different service or product you didn’t realize you were purchasing.

 There are other types of false advertising. We evaluate the details of your claim to see if you have a case. If you do and decide to move forward, our attorneys prepare the strategy and steps to get you the results you deserve.

“Why Consider a Lawsuit?”

In a claim handled by our experienced attorneys, we fight tirelessly to obtain the best possible results for you, which should include:

  • Monetary compensation award
  • A cease and desist order for the company to stop distributing the advertisement
  • Justice for you and your family

False advertising cases typically involve large, powerful companies. They include automobile manufacturers, food brands and pharmaceutical companies. The experienced attorneys at Markoff Leinberger know how to resolve claims against companies large and small. During your complimentary case evaluation, we want to get to know you, and how this incident has affected your life and livelihood. In this way we can fight with full knowledge of how your life has been changed, and what you will need in order to rebuild it.

Consult Our Attorneys to Know for Sure

If you or a family member has suffered harm or losses because of false advertising in Chicago or elsewhere in the country, please call Markoff Leinberger for a complimentary case evaluation at 888-517-9115. The attorneys at Markoff Leinberger have been representing victims of false advertising for more than two decades. They are passionate about advocating for consumer rights and holding companies responsible for fraudulent behavior.


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