Unfair & Deceptive Trade Practices

Although most businesses deal fairly and honestly with the public, there are a few dishonest companies that seek to take advantage of their customers. While the North Carolina courts have created many remedies for injured consumers, such as claims for fraud or negligent misrepresentation, these “common law” remedies often can be inadequate. Consequently, the N.C. General Assembly has enacted many laws designed to protect consumers. For example, North Carolina’s version of the Uniform Commercial Code protects buyers of goods. The …

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