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Consumer Law

Consumer law, also termed consumer protection law, revolves around the state and federal laws and agency regulations established to protect the common consumer from inferior, hazardous and/or deceptively marketed products and services, as well as fraudulent or deceptive sales and promotional practices.

Federal and state statutory laws govern consumer protection issues, such as credit transactions, inferior, adulterated, hazardous or deceptively advertised products, and deceptive or fraudulent sales practices. Federal statutes and regulations govern mail fraud, wholesome poultry and meat, misbranding and adulteration of food and cosmetics, truth in lending, false advertising, the soundness of banks, securities sales, standards of housing materials, flammable fabrics, and various business practices.