Illinois Consumer Law

In Illinois, the mini-FTC act is 815 Ill. Comp Stat. 505/1–12. Under this legislation, a person has violated the statute is they have engaged in unfair methods of competition and unfair or deceptive acts or practices, including but not limited to the use or employment of any deception fraud, false pretense, false promise, misrepresentation or the concealment, suppression or omission of any material fact, with intent that others rely upon the concealment, or suppression or omission of such material fact.  A plaintiff has a cause of action if they have suffered actual damages as a result of the violation. The court may award actual economic damages or any other relief that they deem proper. An action must be brought within three years of the violation.