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Tennessee Deceptive Trade Practices Laws

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Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act AdoptedNo (§47-18-101 et seq.) Tennessee Consumer Protection Act of 1977
False Advertising ForbiddenYes (§47-18-104)
Who May Bring SuitAttorney general; individual; Div. of consumer affairs in the Dept. of Commerce and Insurance (§47-18-106, 107, 108, 109, 114)
Remedies AvailableInjunctive relief, damages for injured customers; revocation of violator's license; willful violators fined up to $1,000 (§§47-18-106, 108); possibly treble damages for willful violator (§47-18-109); Class B misdemeanor (§§47-18-104, 39-14-127)
Auto Odometer Tampering ForbiddenYes (§47-18-104, (16)) Class A misdemeanor (§39-14-132)

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