Most consumer litigation disputes are based on an individual being victimized by fraudulent or improper advertising, marketing, sales, account management, or billing practices of large corporations. The Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act; Fla. Stat. §501.201, et seq., was enacted to protect the consumer from these types of practices. This Act makes it illegal for any company to employ “unfair methods of competition, unconscionable acts or practices, and unfair or deceptive acts or practices in the conduct of any trade or commerce…” This Act provides for any company in violation to be fined by the government enforcement authority and allows the aggrieved consumer to bring a civil cause of action for compensation of their damages, and in certain occasions, reimbursement of their attorneys’ fees and costs.
Other consumer actions involve breach of express or implied warranties and improper collection practices. Specific bodies of both state and federal law exist to assist the consumer in these improper practices of large corporations. Our attorneys are committed to protecting the rights of the consumers victimized by unscrupulous practices.