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Turning the tables on the plaintiff

Chicago, IL commercial litigation attorney Peter S. Lubin talks about defending a memorable consumer fraud case.

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so the consumer fraud is one of the
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areas that we
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we’ve been involved in both in class
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actions and individual cases both
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prosecuting cases
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and defending businesses and consumer
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fraud cases
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one interesting case that we recently
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did was for one of the largest diamond
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wholesalers
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in the world they got sued in a consumer
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fraud case here
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by a lawyer who part of his strategy is
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to go publicize the case in the
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newspapers
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and he printed the whole lawsuit in the
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newspapers so we flipped that around
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on him and we sued him and his client or
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his client
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uh for libel in federal court and
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suddenly this case where our client was
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being
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humiliated in the lawsuit turned around
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and the
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they they had to drop the whole lawsuit
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after we flipped it on them
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and sued them for defaming our client uh
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about this case and and we were able
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also to show that almost
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all the facts in the case were not true
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and received an apology letter from the
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plaintiff
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as the exclamation point to end the case
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we also represent for years in both
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class actions and individual
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cases consumers who have been cheated
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one area we specialize is in suing
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car dealers who might sell flooded
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vehicles and rebuilt wrecks
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to consumers and this summer we just did
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an
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arbitration a lot of the cartilage cases
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are by arbitration
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uh via zoom and we were able to get
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uh a client who had been cheated uh ten
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thousand dollars by a ford dealer on a
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used ford
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we were able to get him not only all his
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money back the ten thousand dollars he
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was cheated
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uh that was the overcharge on the car
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also ten thousand dollars for
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aggravation and inconvenience uh sixty
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thousand dollars in punitive damages
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and then all our attorney’s fees and
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it’s because we have so many years of
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experience
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and know so much about the car business
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and consumer fraud that we were able to
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achieve a result like that

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