My office works hard to protect the rights of consumers and small businesses around South and Central Florida. Unfair or deceptive commercial practices are unlawful in Florida. A primary way our State deters bad actors in the marketplace and prevents them from lying, cheating and stealing is through civil claims brought under Chapter 501 of the Florida Statutes, the Florida Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act. To protect consumers against corrupt or inequitable business dealings, a corporation or person whose unfair and deceptive conduct causes harm can be subject to actual damages plus the claimant’s attorney’s fees. However, these claims are sophisticated and filled with legal nuances, exceptions and loopholes. They require skilled legal counsel to navigate the rocky road to maximum recovery.
The definition of what qualifies as “unfair” or “deceptive” is a broad legal question and covers numerous, but not all, business wrongs. Examples of unfair and deceptive trade cases include:
- Consumer fraud
- Real estate fraud
- Constructive fraud by a fiduciary
- Overcharging customers or price fixing
- Efforts to restrain trade
- Bad faith dealing
My office stands behind South and Central Florida consumers and small businesses—I make it my business to protect you and your business from dishonest business practices. I will work tirelessly to assure you the recovery you deserve if you’ve been the victim of unfair or deceptive commercial acts.
Call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (305) 744-5076 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org