Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act

Illinois law safeguards the rights of consumers by prohibiting businesses from using unfair and deceptive practices in the course of commerce. Whether you’re an individual consumer or business who has fallen victim to a company’s unscrupulous tactics — or you own a company that has been accused of using fraud or deception in trade — it’s crucial to take the necessary measures to protect your rights.

At Litico Law Group, we have vast knowledge and deep insight regarding consumer fraud matters. Our attorneys represent businesses and individuals in claims involving consumer fraud and deceptive business practices and skillfully work to find a positive solution. Whether your legal issue can be resolved using a method of alternative dispute resolution or litigation is the only option, our legal team is committed to achieving the best possible results in your case.

Knowledgeable Representation for Deceptive Business Practices Claims

The Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act provides broad protections to consumers for deceptive business practices. These types of claims can arise in a wide range of industries and cover a broad scope of activities. Common examples of claims brought under the Act can include mislabeling food or other products, charging illegal hidden fees, and odometer tampering by car dealerships.

While the term “deceptive,” generally refers to misleading or fraudulent actions, “unfair” practices are more broadly defined under the Act. Specifically, the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act specifies a number of unfair methods of competition and deceptive acts, including the following:

  • Use of any deception or fraud
  • Using false pretenses
  • Making false promises
  • Misrepresentation of facts
  • Concealment of facts
  • Suppression of any material fact
  • Omission of any material fact

Importantly, to bring a cause of action for consumer fraud under the Act, four elements must be proven. A victim must show that 1) there was a deceptive act committed by the company; 2) the company had the intention of the consumer relying on the deception; 3) the deception was during the course of trade or commerce; and 4) the consumer suffered actual damages due to the company’s violation of the Act.

At Litico Law Group, we provide capable representation to consumers and businesses who have been harmed by a company’s deceptive act in commerce — and to businesses who have been accused of such wrongdoing. Our attorneys know what it takes to investigate a claim under the Act and take an assertive approach in each case to obtain a favorable outcome.

Committed Consumer Fraud Attorney Securing the Monetary Recovery You Deserve

Honesty and transparency are crucial in commerce, and a deceptive business act can cause a consumer to suffer substantial economic harm. It’s vital to consult with an attorney immediately if you have been a victim of consumer fraud — or you are a business that has been accused of this type of conduct. Significantly, under the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act, a consumer has the right to seek the damages they incurred as a result of a company’s unfair business practices.

The attorneys at Litico Law Group know how to hold a wrongdoer accountable for their unjust practices and dishonest conduct while doing business. Our attorneys will work closely with you to evaluate the full extent of your damages and aggressively pursue the compensation you deserve. Potential remedies for a claim under the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act can include the following:

  • Monetary damages — A consumer who has been harmed by unfair or deceptive business practices can pursue compensation for the financial losses they suffered in connection with the company’s wrongdoing.
  • Injunctive relief — A court may have the authority to issue an injunction to prohibit a business from continuing to carry out its unfair or deceptive practices.
  • Attorneys’ fees and court costs — In the event a consumer prevails in a claim under the Act, they may be eligible to recover their attorneys’ fees and the costs associated with litigation.

No two consumer fraud cases are alike, and no two consumers are harmed in the same way. At Litico Law Group, we develop a customized strategy for every matter we handle. Applying our extensive experience and knowledge of the law, we are dedicated to providing our clients with diligent counsel to help ensure they obtain a remedy for the wrong to which they’ve been subjected. Handling every case with efficiency, effectiveness, and attention to detail, our team focuses on securing the results you need.

Contact an Experienced Illinois Consumer Fraud Attorney

Consumer fraud and deceptive business practices matters can be complex. Whether you’re an individual consumer who has been subjected to unfair business practices — or are a business facing these types of allegations — an experienced attorney can help you navigate the legal process and protect your interests. Located in Rolling Meadows, Litico Law Group, offers reliable representation for a variety of consumer fraud and deceptive business practices matters in Illinois. We welcome you to schedule a consultation, contact us online or give us a call at 847-307-5942 to learn how we can help.