Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA)
Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act (FCCPA)
See Florida Statute § 559.72 for the complete list of prohibited practices.
A debtor may bring an action for damages under the FDCPA and FCCPA. Damages can be actual and additional statutory damages of up to $1,000, together with court costs and reasonable attorneys’ fees. The court may also award punitive damages and provide equitable relief as it deems necessary or proper.
Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUPTA)
Under FDUTPA, you can recover compensatory damages along with attorneys’ fees, if you are the prevailing party. FDUTPA does not allow for recovery of punitive, consequential or incidental damages. The statute of limitations for bringing a FDUTPA claim is four years from the date of the event giving rise to the FDUTPA claim.
If you are the victim of deceptive or unfair trade practices or someone has sued you for violating FDUTPA, Bitman O’Brien & Morat, PLLC can assist you. Our experienced attorneys are well versed in the law regarding the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act.