Colorado advances bill to make it easier to sue deceptive businesses

The state House passed a bill on Tuesday that seeks to make it easier for Coloradans to pursue legal action against businesses that engage in deceitful or harmful practices.

Currently, Coloradans trying to file a lawsuit against a business must prove that the business is not only deceptive toward them, but also has a pattern of fraudulent, harmful practices against others. If signed into law, House Bill 1192 would update Colorado’s Consumer Protection Act to remove the public impact requirement.

“Colorado’s consumer protection laws are not working as intended and many Coloradans cannot pursue legal action against fraudulent businesses,” said bill sponsor Rep. Mike Weissman, D-Aurora. “This bill modernizes consumer protection laws to prioritize and protect everyday Coloradans.”