Consumer Fraud

Common Law Fraud

“Common law” fraud typically consists of the following components: the person complaining of injury must allege, and prove, the bad actor made a representation that it knew was false, that the wrongdoer intended for the victim to rely on the false representation, the victim did not know the representation was false and relied on the representation, and that the victim suffered an injury as a result. Proving that the offender intended to mislead the victim can often be difficult. A victim who can prove fraud may recover actual damages and punitive damages.

Missouri Merchandising Practices Act (“MMPA”) 

The MMPA is Missouri’s consumer protection statute. The law is mostly limited to purchases for personal, family or household purposes. Businesses are mostly not allowed to bring claims under the MMPA. The MMPA is a great tool for consumers who have been lied to, deceived, falsely promised, or misrepresented by a business. If you feel that you have been unfairly treated by a business with a purchase then please contact a consumer fraud attorney to assess your claims as soon as possible.

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