Virginia Consumer Law
In Virginia, the mini-FTC act is the Virginia Consumer Protection Act. Under this legislation, plaintiffs have a cause of action when a supplier misrepresents a product. To sustain an action, the plaintiff must show actual harm due to the defendant’s conduct. There is a statute of limitations for actions under the statute of two years.
A successful plaintiff is entitled to actual damages or $500, whichever is greater, as a potential remedy for a violation. Damages under the statute are not capped, and attorneys’ fees are recoverable when a party violates the statute. Class actions are not permitted in