Maryland Consumer Law

In Maryland, the mini-FTC act is the Maryland – Consumer Protection Act.  Under this legislation, plaintiffs have a cause of action when any person employs unfair or deceptive trade practices including any proscribed practices.  To sustain an action, the plaintiff must show actual harm due to the defendant’s conduct.  There is no statute of limitations for actions under the statute.

            A successful plaintiff is entitled to damages as potential remedies for a violation.  Damages under the statute are not capped, and attorneys’ fees are recoverable if the plaintiff is awarded damages for injury or loss under this section; vice versa if plaintiff’s claim was frivolous.  Class actions are permitted under the statute.