Connecticut’s Unfair Trade Practices Act turns 50 this month, and it’s worth celebrating.
CUTPA fundamentally changed the relationship between consumers and businesses, and promoted fair competition within and between the business community. The law was enacted by the Connecticut Legislature in 1973. It was designed, and indeed has been, for the past 50 years as a protection against bad business practices. CUTPA sets forth a broad remedial framework not only to preserve remedies available at common law, but also to create additional grounds for characterizing conduct as unfair and/or deceptive.