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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 […]

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 […]

Express Warranties

An express warranty is the oldest form of warranty. It is created when a seller or lessor affirms that the goods he or she is selling or leasing meet certain standards of quality, description, performance, or condition. Express warranties can be either written, oral, or inferred from the seller’s conduct. Generally, express warranties are made to […]

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 […]