Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act (CUTPA)
The Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act (CUTPA) allows anyone who lost money or property due to unfair or deceptive trade practices to sue a company and recover damages for losses. CUTPA grants the court the discretion to award punitive damages, costs, and reasonable attorney's fees, as well as other relief such as injunctions. —The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection
The attorneys at Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder, PC, represent consumers who have suffered significant damages because of unfair or deceptive trade practices. These practices can involve fraudulent advertising, misrepresentation, or unfair competition.
CUTPA has broad implications for Connecticut consumers. Our attorneys consider whether CUTPA is applicable to nearly any case that involves business and commercial interests.
For example, if your child was injured because of a defective car seat that you purchased because it was advertised as the safest car seat on the market, we will consider filing a CUTPA claim. If we uncover evidence that proves the car seat was of less than optimal quality, you may be able to recover damages — including punitive damages and attorney's fees — under CUTPA.
We represent clients in CUTPA cases ranging from false claims by doctors and hospitals to defective products to tainted foods.
If you are an individual or business that suffered serious harm because of unfair or deceptive trade practices, please contact our law firm to arrange a free consultation and case evaluation. From offices in Bridgeport, Danbury and New Haven, Connecticut, our lawyers represent clients in CUTPA litigation throughout the state.