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Many state and federal laws protect consumers against fraud and other harmful actions perpetuated by businesses, including insurance companies. Businesses may cause harm to consumers by manufacturing or selling defective products, or engaging in false or deceptive advertisements, among other actions. Consumers can seek recourse against businesses that have caused them harm by filing an individual action or possibly through a class action, made up of individuals that have been harmed in a similar way. The lawyers at Raizner Slania can help determine the best course of action for your claim.
When a company sells or manufactures defective building or construction products that are then used in your home or business, it affects the safety and value of your property. Consumers of these defective products may be eligible for compensation from the businesses that manufacture and sell them. Recently, a 60 Minutes investigation revealed that the majority of the laminate flooring products sold by Lumber Liquidators in Texas, California, Virginia, Florida, Illinois, and New York tested positive for formaldehyde significantly in excess of the standards established by the California Air Resources Board. Though these standards are unique to California law, Lumber Liquidators and its manufacturers led consumers throughout the country to believe its products complied with these extremely stringent requirements. Not only can these defective products have negative health effects, they can also cause property damage. Consumers may be able to recover for loss of value to their property as well as the cost to remove and replace the defective flooring.
If you or someone you know has been affected by a defective building or construction product, the attorneys at Raizner Slania can help determine whether you are entitled to compensation.
Insurance is a product that can be extremely beneficial to consumers. Insurance companies are in the position, however, to take advantage of consumers. They may do this by including hidden fees or refusing to hire or pay for the correct personnel to remedy your problem when you file a claim, resulting in a boost to their bottom line. There are several state and federal laws aimed directly at regulating the behavior of insurance companies, reflecting the vulnerability of consumers to the actions of unscrupulous insurance providers.
The lawyers at Raizner Slania are well versed in the methods and tactics of insurance companies. They have worked on numerous cases involving insurance bad faith, fraudulent misrepresentation, and deceptive practices. Mr. Raizner is currently representing senior citizens in a class action against AARP alleging unfair business practices. AARP and United Health Care developed a commission plan that pays AARP a percentage premium commission, which is charged to seniors and disabled persons purchasing the insurance in addition to the insurance premium for its Medigap coverage, resulting in a $704 million tax-free gain for AARP in 2012. Additionally, Raizner Slania represents parties seeking to recover for the improper handling of insurance claims, whether for property, disability, health or life insurance.
The lawyers at Raizner Slania have the experience and the tenacity to face businesses who take advantage of consumers, whether it is a large international manufacturer, a national insurance provider, or a state-wide retailer. If you have been harmed by unfair or deceptive business practices, contact the lawyers at Raizner Slania today to evaluate your case.