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 Fair Business Practices Act deals with consumer transactions involving the rental, lease or sale of goods. The FBPA may also apply to personal services. When consumers are deceived by unfair business practices, the businesses need to be held accountable. There are both private and public remedies for violations of the FBPA.
Athens consumer protection attorney, Jimmy Hurt, can protect your rights and help you recover from FBPA violations.
If you have been injured or damaged by violators of the FBPA, you may be entitled to compensation. There are several private remedies available to individuals in Georgia who are injured or damaged by deceptive and unfair business practices. These remedies 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
If a business intentionally violates the FBPA, consumers may be entitled to exemplary damages intended to punish the bad actors.