Michigan has a statute governing sales and credit practices involving consumer goods. The statue prohibits unfair or deceptive advertising and sales practices and regulates product quality, credit financing and reporting, debt collection, leases and other aspects of consumer transactions. If a party has violated the Consumer Protection Act, a legal cause of action may exist for those injuries and damages sustained.
You may bring an action to recover your actual damages (or $250, whichever is more.) If you are successful, the court will order the defendant to pay your court costs and attorney fees. You may also bring a class action on your own behalf and for all others in this state who have been harmed if the violations affect a number of consumers. In class action litigation the total amount of individual damages may be small. However, if a large number of consumers have been harmed the same way, the amount of money being made by violating company can be significant.