Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices in Connecticut

Each state generally has some type of consumer protection or trade protection law that seeks to prohibit and punish unfair conduct and deceptive acts in trade or commerce.   Most states, including Connecticut, model their laws after section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act.  Section 5 of the FTC Act prohibits unfair or deceptive acts and unfair […]

Firestorm Over Whether Bysiewicz Legally Qualified To Be Connecticut Attorney General

As many of us know, the Connecticut Attorney General, Richard Blumenthal, is stepping down and running for Chris Dodd’s U.S. Senate seat. Several candidates have stepped forward indicating that they are going to run for Attorney General.   The Connecticut Attorney General has a significant impact on businesses in this state.  For one thing, the Attorney General often brings lawsuits to protect businesses and consumers […]

Auto Body Association Wins 15 Million Dollar Verdict For Unfair Trade Practices

On November 17, a superior court jury in Stamford returned a 15 million dollar verdict in favor of the Auto Body Association of Connecticut (and three other auto body repair shops) arising out of claims againt the Hartford for unfair trade practices. The case docket goes back to 2003 and was filed based on claims that […]

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