Florida Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act
The Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (or “FDUTPA”) is Florida legislation which operates to protect consumers from unscrupulous business practices such as unfair methods of competition, unconscionable acts or practices and unfair or deceptive acts or practice in the conduct or trade of a business. It is contained within title XXXIII of the Florida Statutes, Part II, which relates to consumer protection and is codified at Fla. Stat. 501.201 through 501.213, et seq. The statute is broad and can encompass a number of different actions or activities such as deceptive advertising, fraudulent misrepresentations and other types of misleading actions by businesses. Often times a business will be sued for a number of different claims, including unfair and deceptive trade practices as a “catch all” that may or may not be applicable in a given case. Brick Business Law pursues and defends claims under the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act. If your business is being sued for or you believe you have a claim against a business for such practices, contact the business litigation firm of Brick Business Law, P.A. for a free consultation.