Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices

Unfair or deceptive commercial practices are unlawful in North Carolina. A primary way our State deters bad actors in the marketplace and prevents them from lying, cheating and stealing is through civil claims brought under Chapter 75 of the N.C. General Statutes, the North Carolina Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Act. To protect consumers against corrupt or inequitable business dealings, a corporation or person whose unfair and deceptive conduct causes harm can be subject to triple damages and attorney’s fees under N.C.G.S. Chapter 75. However, these claims are sophisticated, difficult to prosecute and filled with legal nuances, exceptions and loopholes. They require skilled legal counsel to navigate the rocky road to maximum recovery.

The skilled and experienced attorneys at Zaytoun & Ballew have the knowledge and resources to get you the recovery you deserve if you’ve been the victim of unfair or deceptive commercial acts. We’ve successfully battled major corporations and individual merchants with these claims and sent them the message that their abuse and trickery of customers is unacceptable.

The definition of what qualifies as “unfair” or “deceptive” is a broad legal question and covers numerous, but not all, business wrongs.

Examples of unfair and deceptive trade cases:

  • Fraud
  • Monopoly/antitrust matters or combined efforts to restrain trade
  • Overcharging customers or price fixing
  • Unfair insurance company practices, such as failure to properly defend or offer coverage
  • Constructive fraud by a fiduciary
  • Bad faith dealing
  • Real estate fraud
  • Class actions by consumers

The experienced Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices Attorneys at Zaytoun & Ballew offer free consultations to advise you on your potential rights under this Act and other possible remedies. Contact the Raleigh law firm of Zaytoun & Ballew today.