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You may not buy junk from a drunk in Wyoming!

Wyoming 33-18-105 Purchase from intoxicated persons. No person, firm or corporation engaged in the buying or selling of junk metals, rubber, rags or paper, shall purchase any articles from any person appearing to be intoxicated, nor from any person known to be a thief, or to have been convicted of larceny, and when any person […]

June 30, 1906: The Meat Inspection Act sets new standards for U.S. meat production

The Meat Inspection Act gives the Secretary of Agriculture the power to order meat inspections and condemn meat found unfit for human consumption. The law also requires 100 percent accuracy on all food labels. Publications such as The Jungle by Upton Sinclair played a role in the passing of the act by calling attention to […]

COLUMN: The Law in Real Life: Increased Toy Safety Regulation May Mark New Era of Government Problem-Solving

COLUMN: The Law in Real Life by Linda Holmes, J.D. Increased Toy Safety Regulation May Mark New Era of Government Problem-Solving Aug. 5, 2008 Imagine yourself shopping at a discount store. You’re there to pick up, say, paper towels. Your 4-year-old, however, desperately wants a little necklace with a princess on it, which costs a […]

COMMENTARY: Arbitration Contract Takes Away Patient Rights

Lea en español Physicians Demand Patients Waive Trial by Jury in Malpractice Claims; What Protections Exist for Patients? by Thomas J. Williams, J.D. July 7, 2008 The New York Times Magazine’s column “The Ethicist” featured a question from a reader regarding a new practice by her physician. The patient was asked to sign a waiver […]

Consumer Credit Law

Lea in español Protect Your Rights When You Seek to Obtain Consumer Credit The law of consumer credit is primarily embodied in federal and state statutory laws. These laws protect consumers and provide guidelines for the credit industry: Versions of the Uniform Consumer Credit Code—States have passed various statutes regulating consumer credit. The UCCC (Uniform […]

Food and Drug Law

Lea in español Protecting Yourself after Exposure to Tainted Food When you or someone you love has suffered from food poisoning or contracted any illness or injury because of exposure to food-borne pathogens, there are a number of avenues you can follow to pursue damages for your losses. Though a lawsuit will customarily be based […]

Consumer Rights Law

Lea in español For consumers in today’s marketplace, there’s good news. The old standard of caveat emptor—let the buyer beware—has been replaced in most instances by specific statutes providing protection to ordinary citizens. The Food and Drug Administration has detailed regulations to protect your health. Lemon laws protect you when you purchase a vehicle, and […]

More States Adding Puppy Lemon Law

With heightened consumer awareness about defective products, the product scare has crossed from inanimate objects to those that are alive. Consider the Puppy Scare of 2007. You purchase a seemingly sweet puppy, one that is calling for you from a store front. The puppy has soft fur, big eyes and an unrelentingly sweet nature. How […]

Lemon Laws

Lemon laws are state laws that are for consumers with cars that fail to meet standards of quality and performance. These inadequate cars are called lemons. The rights provided to consumers by lemon laws may exceed the warranties expressed in purchase contracts. Essentially, state lemon law statutes are similar to the federal Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act […]

Lemon laws

Although it is most known and used for the protection of car buyers, lemon laws also can extend to other products such as computers and televisions. Lemon law is an area of consumer-protection law that enables an automotive customer to return a defective new car to the manufacturer. If the manufacturer refuses to accept the […]