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Consumers

Gerald Thain

in The Oxford Handbook of Legal Studies

Published in print June 2005 | ISBN: 9780199248179
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199248179.013.0025
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Consumer law, while now an established field, remains very much in flux, subject to shifting not only with the political winds but also with the willingness of individuals to identify themselves as consumers subject to economic abuse from sellers unless laws and rules to protect consumers are established and regularly implemented or enforced. This article discusses the following: pre-purchase issues, the First Amendment and advertising regulation, unfair practices and the consumer, consumer credit, post-purchase issues.

Keywords: consumer law; First Amendment; advertising regulation; unfair practices; consumer credit

Article.  13295 words. 

Subjects: Law ; Company and Commercial Law

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