Athens Consumer Protection Attorney
The Fair Business Practices Act (FBPA) is one of Georgia’s strongest consumer protection laws. The purpose of the FBPA is to protect consumers and ban deceptive or unfair practices in transactions in trade or commerce. Georgia’s FBPA deals with consumer transactions involving the rental, lease or sale of goods, and in some cases, may also apply to personal services. When consumers are deceived by unfair business practices, the businesses need to be held accountable.
If you have been harmed by an FBPA violation, contact Athens consumer protection attorney Jimmy Hurt to preserve your rights and help you recover your damages.
If you have been injured or damaged by violators of the FBPA, you may be entitled to compensation. There are remedies available to individuals in Georgia who are negatively affected by deceptive and unfair business practices. These may include:
- General damages incurred as a consequence of the violation
- Treble (triple) damages for intentional violations
- Injunctive relief – a court order by a Judge for the defendant to cease specified behavior
- Reasonable attorney fees and expenses