Hawaii Unfair or Deceptive Business Practices Lawyers
Honolulu Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices (UDAP) Attorneys
Hawaii has adopted the Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices Act which is aimed at preventing and punishing deceptive trade practices in the State of Hawai‘i (See Hawai‘i Revised Statutes Chapter 480). The intent of Hawai‘i’s UDAP laws is to provide a “strong and effective consumer protection program to protect the interests of both the consumer public and the legitimate business person” pursuant to the public health, welfare and interest (See HRS § 487-1). Hawai‘i’s UDAP laws encompass a very broad spectrum of unfair and deceptive business practices, including, but not limited to, regulations on:
- Professional contractors, including the required form and disclosures of construction contracts (HRS Chapter 444);
- Automobile sales, repairs and rentals (HRS Chapter 437);
- Collection agencies (HRS Chapter 443B);
- Professional solicitors (HRS Chapter 467B);
- Plus much more.
Furthermore, many of these UDAP laws include enhanced penalties when elderly persons are targeted.
If you or someone you know has suffered a financial injury due to a deceptive and unfair trade practice, contact one of our Hawai‘i UDAP attorneys today at (808) 537-4575. Potts & Potts has over 40 years of combined experience that will ensure you receive the best legal counsel in the Hawaiian Islands.