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Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act

Jacksonville Business Attorneys Handling FDUTPA Claims

The attorneys at Heekin Law, P.A. are experienced and knowledgeable in many types of business disputes and represent both plaintiffs and defendants.  A common cause of action raised in business litigation is a violation of Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act, which is typically referred to as “FDUTPA” (fa-dup-ta).

FDUTPA is a statutory cause of action set forth in Chapter 501 of the Florida Statutes.  FDUTPA is intended to protect consumers from anyone who engages in unfair methods of competition or deceptive practice in any trade or commerce.  A FDUTPA claim is commonly raised by consumers against businesses or by one business against another business.  FDUTPA claims can be very complex and the statute and case law set forth the elements necessary to prove a cause of action under FDUTPA and the potential remedies for a FDUTPA violation, including the issuance of an injunction and/or damages.  FDUTPA claims are also commonly brought because the statute provides a successful litigant with the right to recover attorneys’ fees.

As with most causes of action, there is a strict time limit for bringing a cause of action under FDUTPA.  Specifically, the statute of limitation for bringing a FDUTPA claim is four (4) years from the date of the event giving rise to the FDUTPA claim.  Therefore, if you believe that there has been a violation of FDUTPA, you should seek legal advice as soon as possible.

Why Choose Heekin Law, P.A.?

The reason to choose Heekin Law, P.A. is simple.  We routinely prosecute and defend FDUTPA claims.  Therefore, we know the intricacies involved in prosecuting these types of claims and we can provide the legal advice necessary to evaluate the potential success of a FDUTPA claim.

As with other business disputes, Heekin Law, P.A. believes in a team approach to complex civil matters to ensure that no stone is unturned.  Our philosophy is and always will be that two heads are better than one.  We are able to provide this service at a price that is below many of our competitors.

If you or your business have suffered a loss due to an unfair business practice conducted by another party, you should seek immediate legal advice. Our team is comprised of knowledgeable FDUTPA lawyers ready to investigate your claims and ready to aggressively prosecute and defend your rights. Give our Jacksonville office a call for a free consultation at 904-355-7000.


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