Washington State Consumer Law

In Washington, the mini-FTC act is the Washington Consumer Protection Act.  Under this legislation, plaintiffs have a cause of action when anyone in trade or commerce engages in unfair competition or unfair or deceptive acts.  To sustain an action,  plaintiff must show actual harm due to the defendant’s conduct.  There is a statute of limitations for actions under the statute of four years

            A successful plaintiff is entitled to actual damages, injunctions, or both as potential remedies for a violation.  Damages under the statute are capped at $25,000, and attorneys’ fees are recoverable when damages are awarded.  Class actions are permitted under the statute.