Insurance companies will lie, banks will cheat, mortgage companies will steal, finance companies will engage in deceptive practices, car dealerships will swindle. The victims are most often innocent citizens who place their trust and their funds with companies based on promises that never will come true. Alabama law provides several remedies for those victimized by fraudulent or deceptive practices.
King Simmons, PC, has sued a vast number of large and small businesses and corporations for defrauding honest consumers. The lawyers at the firm have also worked hard in avoiding the arbitration clauses with which dishonest businesses have tried to protect themselves.
Punitive damages are recoverable in fraud and deceit lawsuits in Alabama, and can serve as a powerful deterrent to dishonest companies. Victims of dishonest practices can also recover what the companies wrongfully took, and for the emotional distress that so often accompanies being cheated out of hard-earned money. To that end, the firm’s lawyers have settled several cases without the necessity of trial where dishonest companies have paid several hundred thousand dollars.
In 2007, the firm took to trial a mortgage company from another state that had cheated our clients on a mortgage deal. Following a trial in Chilton County, the jury agreed with our clients’ position, and awarded $415,000 — including a vast but deserved amount representing for punitive damages.
Disclaimer: All cases are different, dependent upon the facts unique to each case and the applicable law. The description of results the firm has achieved in particular cases should not be taken as a guarantee of any result, or as a representation that similar results are achieved in any cases other than the ones described. Results will vary depending on a variety of circumstances, and the results described are not necessarily representative of results that might be reached in other cases.