Consumer Protection Law (Intro)
An Overview of Consumer Laws
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What is Consumer Protection Law?
Consumer protection law concerns the body of statutes and regulations protecting consumers against deceptive practices by merchants or service providers. This chapter introduces the concept of consumer protection and its purpose. It then introduces the numerous federal statutes that protect consumers in specific situations. While these are the primary federal consumer protection laws, states often pass consumer protection laws that are more specific and more stringent than the federal protections.
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