There are always interesting lawsuits going on. I thought I would take a minute to talk about one type of lawsuit that seems to get more notice nowadays- class action suits against companies for false product advertising. As a personal injury attorney, I thought it was time to talk about the complexity of these cases and the importance of having experience on your side.
As a reference, I want to discuss the class action lawsuit that was brought against Nutella in February 2011. This lawsuit was brought about because a mother was prompted to buy the product because she felt it was a nutritious solution for her kids. However, after buying the product and looking at the nutritious label, she felt that the company was misrepresenting their product. This is only one case, and is timely during the writing of this article, but there are many cases that are similar to this.
There may be a time when you purchase a product because of an advertisement and then feel that you were duped. If this is the case, you may want to begin doing some investigation. There may in fact be a case against that company for misrepresenting their product. If you do not find a case against the company than you may want to talk to a legal firm and see if they think you have a case. An important thing to note is that these cases are not as much about compensation as about making the company change their advertisements, and the way they promote their product. Do not get me wrong, there will usually be some sort of compensation or credit that is offered, but it usually about letting the company know that they need to change something.
Another important thing to note is that you need to find an experienced legal team. When you bring a class action lawsuit against a company for misrepresenting their product, they will do everything they can to settle the case as fast as possible. A company’s name and brand is their goldmine. They will do whatever it takes to cover up the problem with their product or advertising and get on with life.
If you think you have found a situation where a company misrepresented their product, then you need to talk to an experienced legal team today. Please remember that there may be a class action suit already against the company and your voice could make a difference. Lastly, I want to reiterate the fact that you need experience on your side. If you are going to go up against a company, you need to make sure you have confidence and experience on your side.