False Advertising Law

Protecting Consumers and Competitors from False Advertising

In the United States, there are state and federal false advertising laws that prohibit various types of deceptive advertising, misleading labeling, and related practices. False advertising laws provide important rights for consumers and competitors, arming them with the ability to seek redress when they’ve been victimized.

At Girard Gibbs, our false advertising attorneys have decades of experience representing clients from across the country. We have litigated false advertising lawsuits ranging from products such as Apple iPods, Hyundai & Kia vehicles, and AmeriGas propane tanks, to misrepresentations involving hair products such as Brazilian Blowout or satellite television packages sold by Dish Network.

State Unfair Competition & False Advertising Laws

Virtually every state has laws against false advertising, which provide remedies to consumers and competitors who have been victimized. Here are some notable state false advertising laws:

Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act

Many states around the country have adopted the Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act (UDTPA), which bars misrepresentation, product disparagement, bait-and-switch advertising, and other forms of deceptive advertising.

California’s Unfair Competition Law

California’s Unfair Competition Law prohibits “any unlawful, unfair, or fraudulent business act.”

California’s False Advertising Law

California’s false advertising law prohibits any company or individual from making false statements or statements likely to mislead consumers about the nature a product or service.

California’s Consumers Legal Remedies Act

California’s Consumers Legal Remedies Act prohibits a number of unfair marketing practices, including misleading labels, vagueness, and outright deception.

Report a Violation of False Advertising Laws

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