The Attorneys at McCallum, Methvin & Terrell are currently investigating claims involving improperly charged “fuel surcharge” fees, “fuel recovery fees,” “environmental fees,” and “damage waiver” or “limited damage waiver” fees in the waste disposal, transportation, concrete, and equipment rental industries. These fees are often assessed to unassuming small businesses and consumers through customer invoices, hidden among other charges and fees.
While these fees may at first appear to be legitimate, are often misrepresented and serve only as profit enhancers for companies aiming to increase their bottom line. Many consumers have been charged and paid these fees for years, without knowing that these fees are deceptive and misleading. As such, these fees frequently constitute a breach of the consumer’s agreement with the respective company, and may be considered deceptive and misleading in violation of state consumer protection laws.
If you have been charged a “fuel surcharge, “environmental fee,” “damage waiver” fee, or any other similarly named fee which may have be misrepresented, deceptive, or a breach of your contract, contact McCallum, Methvin & Terrell today.