Companies often engage in deceptive marketing, false advertising, or unfair trade practices, or violate state-specific statutes mandating certain policies and procedures. Such practices drive revenue while inducing consumers to unfairly rely on the company’s misrepresentation. Examples include mislabeling a product, making false claims about a product’s health benefits, or improperly applying loan payments. Many consumers face frustration, financial loss, or even personal injury because of these deceptive trade practices. Moore Kuehn understands how distressing it can be to experience the conduct of unscrupulous business practices and has lawyers committed to remedying these wrongdoings.
When companies violate laws and regulations and consumers suffer as a result, it is critical that those companies are held accountable for their actions. Consumer protection litigation is a legal means to do just that. Injured consumers may be entitled to file a lawsuit to recover damages and penalize the responsible party.
As reported by the Department of Consumer Protection, the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act (CUTPA) prohibits unfair and deceptive acts and practice and unfair competition in trade and commerce. This state law allows any person who suffers an ascertainable loss of money or real or personal property as a result of acts or practices prohibited by CUTPA to bring a lawsuit to recover actual damages. A person may seek injunctive relief as well as actual damages for violations of this law. In this context, “person” is defined as a natural person, corporation, limited liability company, trust, partnership, incorporated or unincorporated association, or any other legal entity.
Our experienced consumer protection litigators champion the interests of consumers under state and federal consumer protection laws. These cases are often brought as class actions, although individual actions may be appropriate in some circumstances. Consumer protection litigation may involve:
Consumers are protected under state and federal laws from unscrupulous actions on the part of businesses. If you believe your consumer rights have been violated, contact Moore Kuehn today. We can tell you if you have a valid claim and advise you of your legal options.