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NCJ Number: 68770 Find in a Library
Title: THERE IS A LAW AGAINST IT
Corporate Author: Filmfair Communications
United States of America
Project Director: B NORMAN; D MACDONALD
Date Published: 1972
Page Count: 0
Sponsoring Agency: Filmfair Communications
North Hollywood, CA 91601
Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: Filmfair Communications
10621 Magnolia Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 91601
United States of America

Not Available Through National Institute of Justice/NCJRS Document Loan Program
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: FOUR RECENT CALIFORNIA LAWS COVERING AUTO REPAIRS, GARNISHMENT OF WAGES, INCREASED SETTLEMENT LIMIT IN SMALL CLAIMS COURT, AND SALES PURCHASE AGREEMENT CANCELLATIONS ARE DESCRIBED IN THIS FILM FOR CONSUMERS.
Abstract: INTENDED FOR AUDIENCES RANGING FROM JUNIOR HIGH THROUGH ADULT, THE FILM DRAMATIZES FOUR FAMILIAR CONSUMER PROBLEMS AND DESCRIBES HOW THE RECENT LAWS HELP THE CONSUMER IN EACH CASE. CONSUMERS WHO WANT THEIR CARS REPAIRED CAN NOW ASK FOR A STATEMENT IN WRITING AND CAN REFUSE TO PAY FOR ADDITIONAL REPAIRS UNLESS THEY ARE NOTIFIED IN ADVANCE. EMPLOYEES CAN FILE A CLAIM OF EXEMPTION WITH THE COUNTY MARSHALL IF THREATENED WITH WAGE GARNISHMENT, CANNOT HAVE MORE THAN 50 PERCENT OF THEIR WAGES GARNISHED, AND CANNOT BE FIRED FOR SUCH GARNISHMENT. CONSUMERS CAN ALSO HAVE CLAIMS OF UP TO $500 SETTLED IN SMALL CLAIMS COURT. IN ADDITION, IF THEY HAVE PURCHASED MERCHANDISE OVER $50, THEY CAN CANCEL WITHIN 3 DAYS. THE FILM EMPHASIZES THAT KNOWLEDGE OF CONSUMER PROTECTION LAWS IS IMPORTANT IF CONSUMERS ARE TO EXERCISE THEIR LEGAL RIGHTS.
Index Term(s): California; Consumer protection; Consumer protection laws; Small claims courts
Note: *This document is currently unavailable from NCJRS. 8 MINUTES, 16MM COLOR, 1972. RENTAL ALSO AVAILABLE
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