My Girlfriend works for a car parts company where she found out that they sell products bought from China and is actually sold as “made in US” to customers and charged thousands of dollars for them. For example: selling fake Carbon Fiber for 1500 when in reality only worth 2-300?
It is not illegal to sue the company. My original response (below) was mistakenly answering the question “can we sue” rather than the actual question. Thanks to the person who pointed out my error. Here is my original response to the question “can we sue?”:
Yes! If a corporation is unfairly and intentionally misrepresenting their products, it’s probably fraud. However, the caveat is that if the Chinese manufacturer led the American company to actually believe the parts were made in the US, the liability shifts to the Chinese company. If that’s the case, you are probably going to have trouble getting anything done. Best option is to get a lawyer who can help you navigate your options as far as litigation.