Consumer Fraud

Jeff Peraldo represented a mother who was charged excessive “scalping” prices and unlawful fees in connection with her online purchase of tickets for a popular children’s concert. The evidence showed the online seller and others had gamed the system such that they controlled most tickets before public sales began, such that they could charges far in excess of the then lawful amount. The case settled for a confidential amount after mediation.

Drew Brown tried a week long case to a plaintiff’s verdict in Wake County Superior Court in February 2008. The case arose out of the sale of a vehicle to Brown’s client in Ahoskie, North Carolina. Brown sued the dealership on his client’s behalf alleging that the car had been water damaged in a hurricane prior to its purchase as a new vehicle in April 2004. The jury’s award was $2,300 which was trebled by the Court under North Carolina’s Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practice Act to $6,900. Judge Leon Stanback then award over $60,000 in costs and attorneys’ fees against the dealership. The defendant threatened to appeal but ultimately chose not to do so. The judgment was paid in full.

Jeff Peraldo represented a bank consumer who was charged ATM fees at an ATM he thought was independent but actually was owned and off-branded by his own bank. The “stealth” ATM gave no notice it was owned by the client’s own bank. The case settled after suit was filed for a confidential amount.

These results are illustrative only, and do not represent all of the cases that the law firm has  handled. These results should not be considered as any sort of guarantee, warranty, or prediction regarding the outcome of any other legal matter. Every case is different and must be evaluated separately. The law firm  makes no representation that it can obtain in other cases the same or similar results.. This information is not intended to establish, and consequently does not establish, an attorney-client relationship. E-mailing a request for information does not create an attorney-client relationship.

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