5.2-7 CUTPA - Deceptive
Act or Practice
Revised to January 1, 2008
The plaintiff claims that the
defendant's <describe conduct> was deceptive and that it therefore
violated CUTPA. The plaintiff must prove three requirements. First, there must
be a representation, omission, or other practice likely to mislead consumers.
The plaintiff does not have to prove that the defendant intended to deceive
those customers or that the defendant knew that his statement or act was false.
Second, the consumers must interpret the message reasonably under the
circumstances. Third, the misleading representation, omission, or practice must
be material -- that is, likely to affect consumer decisions or conduct.