35 minutes | May 3, 2021

#113 Are “UDAPs” Protecting Consumers or Promoting Chaos? Exposing the Fault Lines under State Statutes Prohibiting Unfair and Deceptive Acts and Practices

State UDAP laws are powerful tools for private plaintiffs and state Attorneys General to redress marketplace misconduct and abuse of consumers. But with the growing proliferation of lawsuits based on novel theories of what constitutes "unfair" trade practices, is it time to rein them in? In this episode co-hosts Alicia Downey and Christina Ma talk to Matt Sawchak, UDAP scholar, antitrust litigator, and former solicitor general for the state of North Carolina, about the ongoing debate over the scope of and remedies afforded by UDAP legislation. Listen to this episode to learn about the sources of tension between state UDAP statutes and U.S. antitrust law. Related Links: North Carolina Opera The Official Tourist Website for Prague Hosted by: Alicia Downey, Downey Law LLC and Christina Ma, Partner, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz
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