Consumer class action lawsuits seek recovery for company-wide or industry-wide practices that harm many individual consumers or customers in the same way. For instance, if a company has manufactured a product with a consistent defect or has made misrepresentations in the sale of its products that cause harm to its customers, a single customer may sue the company on behalf of all similarly situated customers to recover damages. Most recently, the firm has concentrated its consumer practice on litigation against banks and finance companies that have engaged in unfair and deceptive practices against depositors and borrowers.
The firm is currently representing depositors in numerous cases in the state and federal courts arising from the banks' unfair practice of reordering debit and ATM card transactions from high-to-low amounts in order to maximize overdraft fees charged.
Regardless of the product or industry involved, Chitwood brings years of experience and consummate ability to consumer actions throughout the United States.