5.2-3 CUTPA - Unfair Trade Practice - "Cigarette
Revised to January 1, 2008
The plaintiff claims that the
defendant's <insert conduct> constituted an unfair trade practice
that violates CUTPA. Certain guidelines have been established as to what
constitutes an unfair trade practice. The plaintiff must establish that the
defendant's <insert conduct> meets at least one of the three
it offends public policy as it
has been established by statutes, the common law or other established
concept of unfairness; or
it is immoral, unethical,
oppressive or unscrupulous; or
it causes substantial injury to
consumers, competitors or other business persons.
I will now give additional
instructions on these criteria.