WESTRUP KLICK, LLP IS CURRENTLY INVESTIGATING THE FOLLOWING TYPES OF CLAIMS:
1. Major Retailers' Billing Practices.
2. Requiring Buyers to Purchase One Product or Service as a Condition of the Purchase of Another.
3. Imposing Early Termination Fees for Term Service Plans, Where the Fees are Not Proportional to the Actual Damages.
4. Advertising “Free” Products That Are Not Free: Claims against companies for advertising a “free” product or service, without clearly and conspicuously disclosing the requirement that consumers subscribe, purchase, or apply for additional services and/or products before receiving the “free” product or service.
5. Advertising Payday Loans Without Disclosing the Annual Percentage Rate for Such Loans: Claims against payday lenders for advertising consumer payday loans without clearly and conspicuously disclosing the annual percentage rate information.
6. Advertising Prepaid Calling Cards That Contain Hidden Fees and Provide Fewer Calling Minutes than Advertised: Claims against prepaid phone card providers for advertising prepaid phone cards that do not deliver the calling minutes advertised and contain hidden fees that are not clearly and conspicuously disclosed on the advertisements or actual cards.
7. Unauthorized Telephone Billing or Charges: Claims against companies for billing consumers for nonexistent collect calls, or for unauthorized telephone charges.
8. “Live” Activation Checks That Do Not Disclose to Consumers That They Agreed to Purchase Products or Services by Depositing the Checks: Claims against companies for sending consumers “live” activation checks for small amounts, without clearly and conspicuously disclosing that consumers were agreeing to purchase products or services if they deposited the checks.
9. Retroactive Fuel Charges for Booked Cruises: Claims against cruise lines for imposing fuel supplement charges without clearly and conspicuously disclosing such charges on their advertisements.
10. Unauthorized Credit Card Charges by Credit Card Companies.
11. Health Insurance Companies for Underpayment of Claims Related to Care in Out-of-Network Hospitals and Other Medical Facilities.