Consumers in Iowa have a right to sue someone who knows or reasonably should know that their conduct is an unfair practice, deception, false promise or false pretense. The conduct must be in connection with the advertisement, sale or lease of consumer merchandise but the definition of merchandise is broadly defined to cover services, goods and many other items.
Consumers can be compensated for actual damages and can also receive punitive damages and attorney’s fees. Although there are several categories of professionals exempted from the law, it’s still a useful law for obtaining relief for wrongdoing. It has already been used in lawsuits against debt settlement companies, car lenders and may other companies or organizations. Consumers who think they’ve been the victim of some deceptive or unfair practice should contact us. We can take these cases on a contingency fee basis where we don’t get paid unless we win the lawsuit.