The crazy quilt of laws and regulations protecting the rights of consumers in financial transactions has become more complex than ever. The subprime crisis has spurred substantial class action and other litigation, as well as significant government enforcement activity. In addition, new financial services and the ongoing technological revolution have created a host of new questions. This comprehensive guide is designed to help you identify and deal with the full range of legal problems in this growing area.
Consumer Financial Services presents detailed analysis of every aspect of this important subject, including the impact of more than fifteen federal statutes—ranging from the Civil Rights Act of 1866 to the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act—on the banking, insurance and real estate industries. The book not only explains the substance of the legislative requirements, but also examines enforcement activities, litigation issues and compliance considerations. It is an invaluable resource for anyone who advises or litigates on behalf of consumer financial services industry clients.
Consumer Law: Sales Practices and Credit Regulation provides information on protecting the rights of the consumer on both the state and federal levels, and thoroughly analyzes the relation of state and federal law involving consumer sales and credit. Topics include:
• Mass media advertising
• Statutory regulation
• Consumer credit
• Truth in lending
• Credit reports
• Debt collection
• Existing laws that regulate telephone solicitations
The text includes citations to statutes, regulations, and footnotes to pertinent authorities. Pocket parts reflect numerous important federal and state court decisions and statutory changes affecting consumer sales practices and credit regulation, and include developments affecting nearly every section of the main volumes. You'll find a Table of Statutes and Table of Rules and Regulations for easy research.
Get information on consumer protection laws that will allow you to represent businesses, advertisers, or consumers with greater expertise, authority, and confidence. Here is a step-by-step guide through all the legal and procedural complexities you are likely to encounter, covering topics such as consumer protection laws related to advertising, sales practices, unfair and deceptive trade practices, consumer fraud, and product warranties. A primary source of reference for attorneys and those professionals involved with modern consumer law.
Reviews common law, state consumer protection laws, federal odometer laws, home and car sales, warranties of habitability. Publisher's Description
Internet Marketing and Consumer Protection helps companies understand Internet marketing laws, data privacy and security regulations, and laws on unfair competition and false advertising. The text covers:
How a consumer's personal information can be gathered and used
When a consumer's personal information may not be disclosed
All state and federal regulations that govern Internet activities and intellectual property issues.
Lawyer's Guide to the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act
From Amazon: This all-inclusive guide contains a wealth of information you'll need to practice successfully in this area of law. Annual updates ensure that The Lawyer's Guide to the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act is the most up-to-date compilation of research on this subject. Recent decisions emphasize the wide range of remedies available under the Act, including the award of attorneys' fees.
The Lawyer's Guide to the Deceptive Trade Practices Act is the most thorough reference of its kind. A few of the many topics covered include:
• "Incidental" versus "intended" beneficiaries
• How the Act applies to a "personal injuries" claim
• Liability of, and defenses available to, "professionals"
• Availability of damages for "economic loss" and "mental anguish"
• Multiple damages for conduct found to be commmitted "knowingly" or "intentionally"
• The Texas Residential Construction Commission Act (RCCA) and the Residential Construction Liability Act (RCLA) and their relation to the Texas DTPA
• Class action suits, warranties, settlement and attorneys' fees.
After consulting The Lawyer's Guide to the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, complexities related to the Act become understandable. Your consumer law practice will benefit from clear, concise explanations of the law. The guide contains useful legal analysis as well as functional practice advice to steer your Texas consumer law practice toward success.