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When Business Goes Bad: Fraud, Deception and Unfair Trade

Fraud, Deception and Unfair Trade in Florida

Fraud, deception and not “playing fair,” too many businesses initiate deals under false pretenses or deceptive practices. At Jacobs Legal, we fight for you when you need to void a deal and recover damages.

We believe in the law. In the case of bad business we follow the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA), which seeks to enforce honesty and fairness in commercial dealings.

Unlawful acts and practices include:

  • Unfair methods of competition
  • Unconscionable acts and practices
  • Unfair or deceptive acts

More specifically, these might involve:

  • False advertising
  • Failure to disclose loan conditions
  • Misrepresentations
  • Passing off one’s goods or services as those of another
  • “Bait-and-switch” advertising
  • Monopolies
  • Interference with another’s contract
  • Libel or slander of another company’s products or services

Following the letter of the law, we can help you if you have been a victim to any of these crimes. We can also help you determine if the business is guilty of unjustified consumer injury, violation of public policy or unethical conduct.

If the business acted unfairly with high-pressure or coercive sales tactics, took advantage of vulnerable groups, took advantage of emergency situations, provided unfair provisions in contracts or engaged in any illegal conduct, we can pursue litigation that will protect you and help you find justice.

It’s not enough to write a bad review or send an angry email when you have been grievously injured or taken advantage of. Businesses should be subject to the laws that guide our country and commerce. Though the law is clear, it can often be hard to define unfair and deceptive trade practices. This is why having an experienced and zealous lawyer on your side will help you in the fight against big businesses, who often have teams of lawyers ready to defend them. Business practices are sometimes subject too vague or broad interpretations, so the specific circumstances of each case need to be weighed carefully to determine whether the lawsuit is viable. This is where we come in. Our experienced and trustworthy commercial litigation attorneys have your back and know how to use the law to fight against fraud and deceptive business practices.

Upon the success of your case, you will be able to recover damages, attorney’s fees, compensation for mental anguish and intentionally deceptive or fraudulent conduct. But you only want to trust your case with a team who has the experience and proven track record of success.

Contact our team of deft and passionate lawyers specializing in fraud and deceptive practices. You appointment will be confidential and we will make sure you know your rights.


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