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NCJ Number: 69463 Find in a Library
Title: LEGAL PROTECTION FOR TODAY'S CONSUMER
Author(s): S L HORVITZ
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 200
Sponsoring Agency: Kendall/ Hunt Publishing Co
Dubuque, IA 52004
Sale Source: Kendall/ Hunt Publishing Co
4050 Westmark Drive
P.O. Box 1840
Dubuque, IA 52004
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: THIS LEGAL GUIDE FOR EDUCATED CONSUMERS PRESENTS, IN LAY TERMS, CONSUMER PROTECTION LEGISLATION AND THE LEGAL REMEDIES AVAILABLE WHEN A CONSUMER HAS BEEN MISTREATED IN THE MARKETPLACE OR NEIGHBORHOOD.
Abstract: ARRANGED ON A CHAPTER BASIS, THE BOOK INTRODUCES POINTS OF LAW WITH PRACTICAL ILLUSTRATIONS IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING EACH POINT; COURT CASES ARE ALSO CITED. SUPPLEMENTARY QUESTIONS AT THE END OF EACH CHAPTER ARE INCLUDED. THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE IS DESCRIBED, AND WARRANTY LIABILITY AND CONSUMER REMEDIES FOR BREACH OF WARRANTIES ARE DISCUSSED. UNCONSCIONABLE SALES CONTRACTS AND BAILMENTS AFFECTING CONSUMERS ARE CLARIFIED. LEGAL PROTECTION FOR INCOMPETENT CONSUMERS (MINORS, THE INSANE, ALCOHOLICS AND DRUG ADDICTS) IS DISCUSSED. THE LEGAL POSITION OF THE CONSUMER IN THE FINANCIAL SPHERE IS FURTHER DISCUSSED IN REGARD TO INSURANCE, CREDIT PROTECTION, AND THE CHECKING INDUSTRY. A CHAPTER DEALING WITH LEGAL STEPS AVAILABLE TO A CONSUMER EXAMINES WRITTEN AND ORAL COMPLAINTS, GOVERNMENT AND PRIVATE CONSUMER ADVOCATES, AND PROCEDURES FOR SMALL CLAIMS COURT. LATEST TRENDS IN CONSUMER PROTECTION ARE REVIEWED. THE UNIFORM COMMERCIAL CODE AND THE FAIR DEBT COLLECTION PRACTICES ACT ARE APPENDED.
Index Term(s): Consumer protection; Consumer protection laws; Credit fraud; Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
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