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Consumer Protection

History, The Uniform Commercial Code, Product Safety, Truthful Advertising

Consumer Protection Laws

Consumers enter into transactions to purchase goods or services every day. These transactions are considered legally binding contracts because consideration (motive to enter into a contract) is being given on both sides; the merchant is providing the product and the consumer is agreeing to pay, whether the payment be in the form of cash or credit.

Further Readings

  • Johnson, Daniel. The Consumer's Guide to Understanding and Using the Law. Cincinnati, OH: Betterway Books, 1981.
  • Reader's Digest Family Legal Guide. Pleasantville, NY: Reader's Digest Association, Inc., 1981.

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