Connecticut commercial litigation attorneys who follow best practices will look to the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act, commonly referred to as “CUTPA” to increase damages claims arising from breach of contract or other type of business dispute. Click here for link to Connecticut General Statutes Sec. 42-110 et seq

If a person or entity causes economic harm through unfair or deceptive acts or practices, the aggrieved party may recover their actual damages and in some instances, punitive damages and attorneys’ fees. Evidence that a defendant has acted with reckless indifference to plaintiff’s rights or has committed an intentional and wanton violation of those rights is required in order to state a claim for punitive damages and attorneys’ fees.

In order to get the largest recovery for business damages in Connecticut, CUTPA claims should be included whenever there is adequate evidence. If you do file suit for an unfair trade practice, you must copy the Connecticut State Attorney General’s Office on your complaint. Click here for link to CT AG.

Top Resources for Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices, Law Suits and Complaints include:

1. The Connecticut Attorney General’s Office

2. Federal Trade Commission

3. Connecticut U.S. Attorney’s office

4. Federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau