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Rhode Island Antitrust Laws

The Unfair Trade Practice and Consumer Protection Act addresses antitrust violations in Rholde Island.  Private action is permitted, and attorney fees are granted under R.I. Gen. Laws § 6-13.1-5.2.  Period of limitation is not specified by the statute. 

R.I. Gen. Laws § 6-13.1-5.2 reads in part:

§ 6-13.1-5.2. Private and class actions
   (a) Any person who purchases or leases goods or services primarily for personal, family, or household purposes and thereby suffers any ascertainable loss of money or property, real or personal, as a result of the use or employment by another person of a method, act, or practice declared unlawful by § 6-13.1-2, may bring an action under Rules of Civil Procedure in the superior court of the county in which the seller or lessor resides, is found, has his or her principal place of business, or is doing business, or in the superior court of the county as is otherwise provided by law, to recover actual damages or two hundred dollars ($ 200), whichever is greater. The court may, in its discretion, award punitive damages and may provide other equitable relief that it deems necessary or proper.
(d) In any action brought by a person under this section, the court may award, in addition to the relief provided in this section, reasonable attorney’s fees and costs.

Inside Rhode Island Antitrust Laws