Unfair & Deceptive Acts & Practices (UDAP) Civil Penalties
Consumers in California and across the U.S. are protected against dishonest practices by merchants under Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act, Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices, or UDAP. While every state has its own interpretation of UDAP laws, the common theme is that businesses and merchants are prohibited from committing unconscionable or deceptive practices in regard to consumer transactions. Accidental or intentional UDAP violations may provide grounds for a valid lawsuit against the at-fault company. Civil penalties may be imposed, regardless of whether the consumer suffered direct losses or harm as a result of the violation.
Our UDAP attorneys handle cases involving such violations as:
- Abusive business or trade practices
- Deceptive, unlawful, and unfair trade practices
- False or misleading advertising
- Fraudulent business practices
Have your rights as a consumer been violated? Talk to an attorney about your options and right to compensation. Call (909) 345-8110 for a free consultation!
When McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP represents a consumer or consumers who have been affected by Unfair and Deceptive Act and Practices violations, we pursue all possible compensation to maximize our client’s recovery. In addition to suing for damages to cover applicable financial losses or other harms suffered, the losing party may be held liable for your legal fees.
The majority of service providers, retailers, and manufacturers can be held liable for UDAP violations and subject to civil penalties, whether or not you as a consumer dealt directly with them. Civil penalties may apply regardless of intent, meaning the company can be accountable even if they do not act intentionally. Even accidental violations are actionable. If you believe you were deceived or otherwise subjected to unfair business practices by any company, an UDAP violation lawyer at McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP can review the situation with you to determine if you have a valid case.
To arrange your FREE consultation, contact us at (909) 345-8110.