Consumer Law

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Consumer protection is government regulation to protect the interests of consumers. The terms "consumer law" and "consumer protection law" refer to state and federal consumer protection and product safety statutes and regulations that restrict or prohibit deceptive trade practices such as the Consumer Protection Act. These laws cover many topics, such as credit repair, warranties, internet scams, food safety, and identify theft. On the federal level, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is the main agency enforcing consumer protection statutes through the use of "industry guides" and enforcement of consumer protection statutes such as the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and the Consumer Credit Protection Act. Access more information here in the consumer protection law practice center. (Reference:

Key Topics

  • Consumer Fraud
  • Lemon Law
  • U.S. Small Claims Court
  • Vehicle Purchase and Repair
  • Warranty Law

Major Legislation

  • Consumer Protection Act
  • Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act
  • Consumer Credit Protection Act

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