UDTPAUniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act
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Note that some in states, such as Ohio and New Mexico, the enhanced damages remedy is generally not available in UDTPA class actions.
Each state's general consumer protection act is typically entitled the "Unfair Trade Practices Act" or "Deceptive Trade Practices Act" (collectively, "UDTPAs").
Despite their similarities to the FTCA, however, UDTPAs differ in several key respects.
State statutes based on UDTPA ultimately proved inadequate and consumer dissatisfaction prompted the Council on State Governments to create the Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Act (UTPCPA).