Webcast: Understanding and Defending State Consumer Protection Actions

Consumer protection or unfair and deceptive acts or practices statutes have been enacted in every state in an attempt to protect consumers from predatory, deceptive and unscrupulous business practices. While good intentioned, these laws have had the unintended effect of frivolous lawsuits, particularly given that a number of the statutes allow for attorneys’ fees and punitive and/or treble damages. Join a panel of Sutherland litigators as they discuss the proliferation of consumer protection litigation nationwide and provide practice See more +
Consumer protection or unfair and deceptive acts or practices statutes have been enacted in every state in an attempt to protect consumers from predatory, deceptive and unscrupulous business practices. While good intentioned, these laws have had the unintended effect of frivolous lawsuits, particularly given that a number of the statutes allow for attorneys’ fees and punitive and/or treble damages. Join a panel of Sutherland litigators as they discuss the proliferation of consumer protection litigation nationwide and provide practice tips on how to defend against these actions. The panel will discuss:

- Common elements and differences in consumer protection statutes across states

- Punitive damages and attorneys’ fees

- An in-depth look at New York’s consumer protection statute, General Business Law Section 349

- Practice tips on defending consumer protection litigation See less -

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