Nevada Consumer Law

In Nevada, the mini-FTC act is the Trade Regulation and Practices Act (Nev. Rev. Stat. §§509.0903 to 598.0999).  Under Nev. Rev. Stat. §41.600, plaintiffs have a cause of action when a person engages in a deceptive trade practice in violation of the Trade Regulation and Practices Act.  To sustain an action, the plaintiff must show actual harm due to the defendant’s conduct.  Under Nev. Rev. Stat. §11.190(2)(d), there is a statute of limitations for actions under the statute of four years.

A successful plaintiff is entitled to actual damages as a potential remedy for a violation, and punitive damages are available to elderly or disabled victims.  Attorney’s fees and costs are always recoverable by plaintiffs.  Class actions are permitted under the statute.