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Louisiana Deceptive Trade Practices Laws

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Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act AdoptedYes (51:1401-1418) Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law
False Advertising ForbiddenYes advertisements, untrue or misleading, prohibited. (51:411)
Who May Bring SuitAttorney general (§51:1404); individual who has suffered ascertainable loss (§51:1409)
Remedies AvailableActual damages, and if willful, violator must pay treble damages plus attorneys fees and costs; injunctive relief (§51:407); additional relief as necessary to compensate (§§51:1408, 51:1409)
Auto Odometer Tampering ForbiddenYes; misdemeanor with fine up to $500 and/or up to 90 days prison (32 §726.1)

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