Deceptive and Unfair Business Practices
A deceptive or unfair business practice is an action carried out by a business intended to mislead consumers into purchasing their product or service. Both federal law and Florida state law make deceptive and unfair business practices illegal, and you may recover damages from a deceptive business owner for his unfair trade practices. The consumer rights attorneys at Colling, Gilbert, Wright & Carter can help you to recover monetary damages from unfair business practices.
The business owner does not have to intentionally try and deceive consumers to be found guilty of deceptive and unfair business practices. Any conduct deemed unfair is illegal regardless of the whether the business owner meant to deceive others with his actions.
Types of Deceptive and Unfair Business Practices
The following business practices are considered deceptive and unfair:
- False advertising
- Fake testimonials and endorsements
- “Bait and switch” advertising
- Deceptive statements of guarantees
- Deceptive pricing practices
- Charging prices higher than those published or advertised for a particular product
- Providing an unreasonably low estimate for a job and then charging more money for “extras” in order to raise the overall price of the job when these “extras” should have been included in the original estimate
Colling, Gilbert, Wright & Carter Can Help You
The Orlando commercial litigation attorneys at Colling, Gilbert, Wright & Carter can help you receive the compensation you deserve if you have been the victim of deceptive and unfair business practices. Our attorneys will handle your case on a contingency fee basis. As a result, we will not get paid unless you do.
While many other firms will charge a high hourly rate for commercial litigation cases, we believe that our contingency fee arrangement solidifies our working relationship with you. We share all the risks with you, and you can be confident that we will always be working diligently to secure a settlement that represents your best interests.