While doing research for another article today, I came across a terrific resource that could come in handy to any lawyer who handles consumer class actions. It is a 2005 article from Alan S. Brown and Larry E. Hepler entitled Comparison of Consumer Fraud Statutes Across the Fifty States, 55 Fed’n Def. & Corp. Couns. Q. 263 (2005). A copy is available for download for free at the FDCC website. In an appendix at pages 290-308, the authors included a chart comparing key aspects of each state’s consumer protection statute.
Although the article is now several years outdated (so it would be prudent to shepardize), it at least provides a good starting point for any attorney researching state consumer protection or “little FTC” laws. I only wish I had come across this little gem sooner.