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Michigan Deceptive Trade Practices Laws

State laws prohibit certain actions that are considered to be deceptive trade practices, such as tampering with a used car's odometer or using false advertising. The Michigan Consumer Protection Act prohibits false advertising, automobile odometer tampering, and other forms of deceptive trade practices. Michigan deceptive trade practice laws allow the attorney general, a prosecuting attorney, or a private citizen to file suit.

See the following chart to learn more about Michigan deceptive trade practice laws, with links to related articles and resources.

Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act Adopted No (§§445.901 to 922) Michigan Consumer Protection Act
False Advertising Forbidden Yes (§445.903)
Who May Bring Suit Attorney general, prosecuting attorney, or private citizen; class action by attorney general (§445.910)
Remedies Available Injunction; actual damages or $250.00 whichever is greater, plus attorney's fees; persistent and knowing violation $25,000 (§445.905.911)
Auto Odometer Tampering Forbidden Yes; three times amount of actual damages or $1,500 whichever is greater, cost of action and attorney's fees. (§257.233a)

Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact a Michigan consumer protection attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.

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