For more than 30 years the TN consumer protection act has been the law in Tennessee. This law protects consumers from fraudulent, deceitful and misleading business tactics. Now the legislature wants to gut the act and take away much of its power. Why the legislature is worried about protecting criminal business and not their citizens is beyond me.
In my office alone we have used this law to help our clients when they have been ripped off by apartment complexes keeping their security deposits without reason, car dealers selling cars they new were salvaged, bad faith insurance companies denying claims without reason and many other deceitful business acts. Without the consumer protection act we would not have been able to pursue some of these cases.
Please call your representative and tell them to leave the act alone. Tell them to protect their citizens and not the fraudulent acts of some shady business. If you need more information about the changes or how to contact your legislature please feel free to contact our Nashville Law Office.