Standing Up for Consumer Rights
Miami Class Action Attorney Matthew Seth Sarelson
Miami class action lawyer Matthew Seth Sarelson not only works to protect consumers’ privacy in the Internet Age; he also advocates for consumers who have been defrauded by telecommunications and utilities companies, insurance giants, and other big businesses.
A Leader in Filing FACTA Lawsuits
Matthew Seth Sarelson, P.A. has proven to be one of the leading firms nationwide in representing consumers under the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) 2003 amendments to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). We have litigated against some of the nation’s largest corporations. In fact, Sarelson set a new standard when he initiated some of the first FACTA lawsuits against online merchants, prompting the National Law Journal to feature him on its cover. His experience helping lead the fight against identity theft as co-lead counsel in a dozen groundbreaking FACTA lawsuits, combined with his technical skill in drafting effective legal pleadings, sets Sarelson apart from other class action attorneys around the nation.
In July 2010, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act created the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to better shield consumers from hidden fees, abusive terms and deceptive practices. Even with this new watchdog group, consumer fraud will persist, and our class action firm can help consumers fight for their rights under state and federal consumer protection laws.
Identity Theft and Electronic Computer Privacy
Entities worldwide obtain and store consumer information, and sometimes banks, financial institutions or large corporations misappropriate, steal or negligently disclose confidential information. Internet security breaches can allow hackers to steal electronic communications or data, such as the 2011 Sony Playstation Network incident in which a security breach compromised 77 million users’ personal information. When poor security compromises consumers’ personal information or when identity theft tarnishes consumers’ credit and their good names, class action attorney Matthew Seth Sarelson, P.A. can fight for their privacy and reputations.
Telecommunications and Utilities Companies
Telecommunications and utilities companies frequently come under fire for charging consumers for unauthorized services or fees and making it difficult for such charges to be reversed. Consumers are entitled to pay a fair price for the services they order and to be charged only for the services they order. When telecommunications and utilities companies initiate unauthorized services or assess unfair fees, a consumer protection attorney at our firm can take action on behalf of consumers.
Many consumers believe the insurance industry comprises the greediest and most corrupt companies in the United States. Insurance companies notoriously engage in bad faith, whereby they unreasonably withhold insurance policy benefits. When consumers take on the insurance industry, Matthew Seth Sarelson, P.A. can stand toe to toe with insurance companies’ attorneys, giving consumers a strong voice with which to demand just treatment.
Antitrust and Deceptive Trade Practices
When an industry is run like a near-monopoly, prices may increase with no added benefit to consumers. To protect against this trend, antitrust laws and regulations concerning trade practices exist at the federal and state levels. Although the Florida attorney general works to enforce the state’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, some businesses continue to cross the legal line. When a business engages in deceptive trade practices or violates antitrust laws, our firm can step in to litigate on behalf of consumers.