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NCJ Number: 50432 Find in a Library
Title: CONSUMER PROTECTION
Author(s): K NORDLUND
Corporate Author: Juridiska Foereningen
Sweden
Date Published: 1977
Page Count: 46
Sponsoring Agency: Juridiska Foereningen
Lund, Sweden
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: Sweden
Annotation: FEDERAL AND STATE LAW DESIGNED TO PROTECT U.S. CONSUMERS ARE NOTED, AND THE ROLE OF CONSUMER ORGANIZATIONS IN PUBLIC EDUCATION IS CONSIDERED.
Abstract: FEDERAL LAWS INCLUDE THE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY ACT, THE FEDERAL HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES LABELING ACT, REGULATIONS ON LABELING AND PACKAGING, THE CONSUMER CREDIT PROTECTION ACT, THE TRUTH-IN-LENDING ACT, THE FAIR CREDIT REPORTING ACT, THE EQUAL CREDIT OPPORTUNITY ACT, THE FAIR CREDIT BILLING ACT, THE REAL ESTATE SETTLEMENT PROCEDURES ACT, AND REGULATIONS OR REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT SALES. STATE LAWS CONCERN SELLING METHODS, ADVERTISING, SEALS OF APPROVAL, HOME SOLICITATION, MAIL ORDER TRANSACTIONS, CONTRACTS (TERMS AND PAYMENTS), CONSUMER CREDIT, COLLECTION AND BILLING METHODS, THE PRESERVATION OF CONSUMER DEFENSES, THE PROHIBITION OF WAIVER OF DEFENSES AGAINST AN ASSIGN, THE ASSERTION OF DEFENSES AGAINST HOLDERS OF COMMERCIAL PAPER, THE EXPANSION OF CONSUMER PROTECTION (MUTUAL FUNDS, INSURANCE, SERVICE CONTRACTS, AND PROTECTION OF THE INDIGENT), CONSUMER REMEDIES (GOVERNMENT AGENCY ACTION, ACTION BY ATTORNEY GENERALS, AND ACTION BY CONSUMERS), CIVIL AND CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR IMPROPER CONSUMER PRACTICES. (DEP)
Index Term(s): Consumer fraud; Consumer protection; Consumers; Federal government; Laws and Statutes; Legislation; State laws
Note: LECTURE DELIVERED AT LUND UNIVERSITY (SWEDEN) IN MARCH 1976 CONCERNING U.S. FEDERAL AND STATE LAW
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