Unfair Trade and Business Practices
The Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act (CUTPA) permits legal action for unfair trade practices, such as false and misleading advertising, empty guarantees, price manipulation, and “bait and switch” practices. The failure of a business to adhere to certain legal requirements regarding refund fees, payment plans and other contractual terms could also be violations of CUTPA.
CUTPA provides for the recovery of actual damages as well as punitive damages and attorneys’ fees. If you think that you were the victim of unfair business practice, we want to listen to your story and help you recover.
A tort is simply a wrongful act. When a wrongful act causes harm to a person or property, Connecticut law may give the injured party the right to sue for damages, usually money, to compensate for harm which is caused by the wrongful act. Sometimes, a wrongful act is an accident, done negligently. Sometimes, however, a wrongful act is done on purpose, and in this situation, Connecticut law gives the harmed person the right to pursue a claim based on intentional tort. Common intentional torts include assault, battery, false imprisonment, trespass, conversion, intentional infliction of emotional distress, defamation, invasion of privacy, and fraud. In many cases, these harmful acts are the subject of criminal cases. In a criminal case, it is the government that prosecutes the act for the good of the people. Injured people may still pursue justice for these acts in civil court and recover damages which can include costs incurred as a result of the injury as well as punitive damages.
We have experience in obtaining the recovery for persons harmed by others’ intentional torts. If you have been harmed by a person or organization’s intentional act, we can help you evaluate the facts and take action.