When someone accuses your business of deceptive practices or if you believe that a compeititor has engaged in unfair and deceptive acts and practices, you need to seek a lawyer as soon as possible. Your lawyer can help you understand the Federal Trade Commission Act Section 5 (also known as Section 5 FTC or simply the Unfair Practices Act), which governs unfair and deceptive acts and practices. Your lawyer will need to understand the identity of your adversary, the nature of the deceptive practice claim, and any actions taken or complaints filed with regards to this matter.
Prepare for your first meeting or call with a litigator by completing Priori’s Unfair or Deceptive Business Practices worksheet. With our checklist of key deceptive practice issues, you’ll be able to think through the most important issues and facts involving deceptive practices before your meeting. This worksheet will also help you send relevant information to your lawyer, so your lawyer can prepare in advance and make your interactions as productive and cost-effective as possible. If needed, Priori can also connect you with a lawyer in our vetted network who can assist you with all your questions involving unfair and deceptive acts and practices as well as the Unfair Practices Act.