Florida Deceptive Trade Practices Laws
|Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act Adopted||No (§§501.201, et seq.) Florida Deceptive & Unfair Trade Practices Act|
|False Advertising Forbidden||Yes|
|Who May Bring Suit||Enforcing authority for specific industry; consumer in private action §501.203|
|Remedies Available||False advertising: 2nd degree misdemeanor (§817.45); food: 2nd degree misdemeanor (§500.177); actual damages if in bad faith; injunction; declaratory judgment that act is violation (§501.207). Damages vary based on industry where deceptive trade practice is used. Generally false advertising is a 2nd degree misdemeanor; willful unfair trade practices in any industry may result in up to $10,000 civil penalty for each violation; reasonable attorney's fees and costs (§501.2075)|
|Auto Odometer Tampering Forbidden||Yes; 3rd degree felony (§319.35)|
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