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Consumer Rights and Protection

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Also known as Consumer Protection laws, consumer rights and protection are government regulated laws that protect the consumer from unfair trade practices by businesses. Consumers are those that purchase goods and/or services.
If it can be shown that it was faulty work, I don't know that there is a time limit. Some things may take years to show up, but it is still faulty work by the contractor. I'm sure the time limit will vary state to state.
You may be thinking of diversity of citizenship (don't confuse withwhether a citizen of US), but that doesn't mean you can't suesomeone who lives in a different state.
These regulations from the Consumer Credit Protection Act of 1968were created to make sure than lenders cannot take advantage ofborrowers. The regulations have evolved over time, and they makesure people are aware of transfers, debt collections, equal creditopportunities, credit reporting, and truth...
This is a very broad question, but the simple answer (for theUnited States) is through federal and state level consumerprotection agencies and laws. A consumer can contact any agencysuch as the Federal Trade Commission, Food and Drug Administration,and California Department of Consumer Affairs and...
Consumer protection is a group of laws and organizationsdesigned to ensure the rights of consumers as well as fair trade,competition and accurate information in the marketplace. The lawsare designed to prevent businesses that engage in fraud orspecified unfair practices from gaining an advantage...
Federal Reserve employed several new measures and tools in last 2 years. Some important measures and tools are: 1) In September 2009, Federal Reserve proposed rules amending Regulation Z (Truth in Lending) to protect credit card users. This amendment protects credit card users from unexpected...
There are laws that relate to the promotion and sale of retailgoods to prevent false advertising. False advertising occurs when amanufacturer places false claim that an object has more to it thanwhat it does.
An NGO is any non-profit, voluntary citizens' group which is organized on a local, national or international level. Non-profit consumer watch dog agencies can protect the consumer from dangerous products from children's toys to foods to prescription drugs to motor vehicles. They can generate...
If you didn't have a written contract with the contractor then there is nothing you can do because he is not entitled to finish the job if it's not in writing.
My mom made a verbal agreement with an unlicensed guy to do some minor repairs around her house. Initially, they agreed that the work should take no more than a month maximum and that was based on him not working every day, but three or four days at six - eight hours a day. The discussed all of the...
Unsure what is being asked - is the word or phrase you are looking for - "chattel?" Chattel is personal property, which is distinguished from real (estate) property.
there is a law against abusing any living person or creature
If the case is still in progress, the defense attorney should ask for a mistrial. If the trial has already been adjudicated they should file an appeal with the Court of Appeals based on this alleged fact.
If you bought the car "as is," then no, you have no legal recourse. That's why you always have a mechanic check out a used car before you sign. If on the other hand you bought the car from a reputable dealer that offered a warranty, then you MIGHT be covered. It would have to be determined...
Plagiarism negatively impacts society in many ways. It becomes difficult for pursuers of knowledge to know what information is dependable and what source it actually came from; if one person is seen as the source of certain information, who they are and his or her background can affect the value put...
No because it is a thing not a person, and you can't get money from a bulletin-board.
Repossession agents go to great length to make sure they are repossessing the correct vehicle. Plate numbers, make and model, year of model and especially VIN are cross checked against the lending agencies records from the date of sale to ensure the vehicle being repossessed is correct. .In theory...
Substitute goods are goods that can serve as replacements for one another; when the price of one increases, demand for the other increases. One may substitute tea for coffee. A perfect substitute is an identical product. One may substitute a Ford for a Toyota.
That depends on the particular contact.
Well in the case that unicorns may be real, I would highly suggest you not provoke the unicorn into attacking you. However, Unicorns are best known to be very gentle and peaceful creatures. They only show themselves to pure maidens. Their horns are used for healing and neutralizing poisons more so...
Yes, But you would need proof and it may be difficult to acquire some.
As per strict sense of the terms, a court is a normal agency of the state established for administration of a variety of laws. However, the courts may be differentiated along broad lines such as Civil, Criminal, Probate, etc. Moreover, courts have to abide by strict procedures in relation to...
The contact e-mail address for DreamWorks Pictures is dwawebcontactat dreamworksanimation.com. They can also be contacted by mail atDreamWorks Animation LLC, 1000 Flower Street, Glendale, California91201.
the main difference is the employee nationality policy differences to both TCN & PCN working ability of people of TCN PCN varies then payment in form of compensation vary comensation sense vary from PCN to TCN
My best guess is yes, however, if you are having it tested for any type of official or legal informational usage, you would certainly need to see a doctor to sign off on such tests.
A) Strong consequences for committing criminal acts. B) Strong presence of law enforcement. C) Strong presence of surveillance and/or emergency personell notification equipment.
A average salary is around $41,000 for a Domestic Violence Advocate. The wages can vary due to the location or experience. Some companies may have volunteers also.
Please be very clear on the point that impending the process of justice or the force of law in any manner is definitely illegal. Statements made before the court or statements affirmed through affidavits become matters of record. Rendering anything on record which one knows to be false can even lead...
Replying to "interrogatory" in a civil court or what is also known as a "cross examination" in civil disputes is a very crucial stage. This is carried out at an initial stage in any trial and is for the purpose of ascertaining facts of the case. The "interrogatory" or "cross examination" is...
The Administration on Aging has an Elderly Rights Protection section on their website which can be very helpful. Here it is: http://www.aoa.gov/AoARoot/AoA_Programs/Elder_Rights/EA_Prevention/index.aspx If you need more help, the National Center on Elder Abuse can be found here: http://www...
Usually what happens in stores is that the store owners buy the goods and then sell them. So now they may sell these goods at a higher price for a profit or a lower price for a loss. The prices are regulated in case of authorised/ exclusive showrooms by the manufacturer.
In the United States, the Consumer Product Safety Commission enforces safety standards for consumer products and directs the recall of unsafe products?
Not that easy from a mobile number because it does not have an area or city code. If they have access to a reverse directory it is possible but unlikely. Non-contract phones are notoriously difficult to trace.
Sure, why not? Its their business, they want to know who visits their establishment. And now with all the problems, businesses are being more protective of their establishments and are asking for ID prior to entry. In the long run, its a good thing. Something we as Americans are learning to live...
idk probally like wine or something but it depends on how old you are..like if you are 16 and older its probaly ok if ur parents say its ok
If we go strictly as per the law the answer would be NO. However, law confers upon the agent the power to do things which even the principal would not be entitled to; under extraordinary circumstances. These can be situations in which public safety is involved, in avoiding some natural calamity, to...
Basically, Parents made an impulse buy on two sofas they saw in a shop, and purchased them, with the way of paying in deposits over 3 years. When they saw the interest rate on the deposits afterwards, it came out to being about 2X the original sofa price in the end. 3 hours later, they try to cancel...
I dont know....have you challenged it? Unless it is a tax or some other legally imposed charge, they HAVE to sell it to you for the price it is marked. Next time, challenge it. Ask them HOW and what laws give them the right to charge more than the whats shown on the price tag. Take a witness with...
Maybe.Copyright is the protection against artistic works(notinventions,this is a misconception,patent offices protectinventions),and over the years people have been finding ways toeliminate it.One example is the pirating of artisticworks(Movies,Muisc,etc.).Personally,i think it should be...
A highlight of the consumer movement came in 1962 when President John F. Kennedy presented his Consumer Bill of Rights. He declared that every consumer has the following rights: 1. The Right to be Informed 2. The Right to Safety 3. The Right to Choose 4. The Right to be Heard In 1969,...
The condition being referred to here falls under the Law of agency which is a part of Law of Contract. The present question can be answered by understanding two fundamentals in the Law of Agency. These are actually two ways in which agency may be formed without proper approval. So when the facts are...
yes i guess you can but you have to be very sneaky. I mean you would have to stick it under his or her desk or under their chair but yes its possible
This is debatable but must be true to a certain extent. The reason is simple and becomes even more simple when looked at in detail. None of Apples parts are designed to last forever, yet Apple specifically designed the new (aluminium) case to be impossible to open (even by them) without breaking...
If you can afford the commute, and you are not breaking any court ordered travel restrictions by doing so, yes, of course. You can seek medical attention anywhere.
Yes, if they are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
If the parties cannot agree on a resolution the court has the authority to modify the tenancies as part of the distribution. Or, the parties can leave arrangement as it is.
Definitely Criminal Law is the most lucrative, and has been so since many years. However, a practice in criminal law has its own problems. Dealing with criminals in everyday life can be quite a task!
the 1st admendment
Usually, taping telephone conversations without notice is illegal. However, if it is a conversation made in public, usually it is allright and perfectly legal to tape conversations as there is no expectation of privacy in a public conversation.
No, bankruptcy laws are getting more strict to stop people from abusing it.
Your first action should be to consult an attorney. They will know how to answer the accusations in the most effective manner. An attorney in your jurisdiction is going to be the best position to protect your rights and assets. You should do so very quickly. Often, you only have 20-30 days after...
If she has custody of the kids. Legal custody.
It is Latin for amongst other things. .eg the government, inter alia, is responsible for national defence.
Every day you share personal information about yourself with others. It's so routine that you may not even realize you're doing it. It's important to find out what happens to the personal information you and your children provide to companies, marketers, and government agencies. These organizations...
Serve a legal notice and if you do not find any response from the artist initiate legal proceedings against him in the court of law.
If its public document apply for a certified copy.
In Consumer Protection Act, 1986 a consumer is one who avails of a service or buys any goods upon payment. This includes a person who is not the person paying but uses the goods or services with the consent of the person who actually pays. For example,A buys a car for himself. Now B, A's friend,...
The simple answer is yes. Every Dominos have a breakdown of every pizza and ingredient which they hold instore. You are allowed to ask for this if you go into the shop.
Copyright protection does not in any way lead to arbitrary pricing. In the case of Patent there is a sort of monopoly granted to the person. However, he/she cannot charge arbitrary price. The reason for this is that a patent is granted to protect the inventor. But at the same time the patent must...
File a motion with the court requesting it.
The most common reason for the use of force by law enforcement is that the arrestee resisted arrest - which in 95% of all cases is also true.
Waves coming into a beach may carry human viruses but the risk is low. Radio waves received by a radio receiver will not carry viruses that you could catch. Wireless communication used by computers should not carry viruses if the communication (radio waves) system is properly set up.
They can. But, you owe the hospital not the collections agency. If you pay $100.00 per month to the accounting department of the hospital, they arenot likely to refuse your payment, and will apply it toward your bill. If you continue to pay the hospital and refuse to discuss anything with the...
Practically speaking the level of protection granted by a copyright depends on the law enforcement machinery in the country. Some countries such as United States grants stricter protection as compared to developing countries. In terms of penalties which may be imposed upon a person infringing ,they...
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I just tried this today and the answer is no, Shick Hydro blades did not work in my Schick Quattro razor. Also, the Quattro blades did not work in the Hydro razor.
Technically you may have entered into a verbal contract, but such a contract is probably unenforceable, since usually there's no consideration on the part of the charity. So no, you don't have to actually donate if you change your mind.
It keeps you from having to deal with legitimate charges that you are in violation of the law. For the most part, if you are treating your customers fairly the regulations are just telling you to continue what you are doing. Most regulation is simply reaction to abuses taking place. If you aren't...
This is a question highly dependant upon the country in which you wish to have a copyright protection. You need to check the schedules attached to the law dealing with copyright.
It's a little scuzzy, but not harmful. Some mildew in a shower for example is to be expected sometime.
They should notify the prosecutor in the case, and tell them what is happening. It is a violation of criminal law to intimidate a witness in a criminal case, and everybody, and anybody, involved in doing so can be charged with a criminal offense.
informed consumers are aware of what is inside the product theyhave bought, they ask questions and have knowledge about the risksand benefits of the product
There are several important reasons for some sort of formal "consumer protection." To take it first from the consumer's point of view, the seller has possession of the item for sale and is in a much better position to know the product and/or prevent the consumer from seeing anything wrong with it....
Yes. But it is better to get your Trade Mark registered under the law relevant to the country. If your trademark is not registerd then, strictly speaking you can not stop someone else from using it. A typical order for stopping infringing use means an Injunction order which however can be sought...
You can file pro se, but would need an attorney to have a real chance. Please know that most defamation suits fail. And you do have to show actual and provable material loss or emotional harm.
The professional standard of care in case of physicians becomes important if you wish to proceed against them in a consumer forum to recover damages. There cannot be any objective standard for care by a phsycian. I am conversant with Indian consumer protection scenario and till date no regulatory...
The answer is yes but further clarification depends on the country/ legal system to which the peron asking the question depends. If you go through the relevant section of the legislation of your country which aims to protect consumers, you will find some points. These are specific points which need...
The link below has the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (via Cornell University law school). There are separate rules for each state if your case is being heard in state court, but most states have rules that are pretty close to the Federal Rules. If you are planning a pro se action, your state's...
Is the power belongs the position he or she works not the power that he or she got
The concept of "Caveat Emptor" finds a mention in judicial systems of common law. For example it appears in the Sale of Goods Act in India. Caveat Emptor is a concept which is becoming slightly lesser relevant because of the huge variety of means through which goods and services are being sold in...
If you are asking this question in relation to the Indian System the answer would be NO. The rationale behind this is that the Consumer Protection Act, 1986 is only applicable in cases wherein there exists a consumer relationship. In a Judgement delivered by the Supreme Court of India- it has...
There is no buyer's remorse law that applies to vehicles. If you are referring to a defective vehicle - Florida DOES have a lemon law however you must satisfy all the requirements set forth in it before the company is required to take the vehicle back. If you are simply dissatisfied with it, you can...
As long as the person who is receiving the body rub knows it's for entertainment and not therapy.
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Yes you can but it depends on which state is allowing that
Labour Turnover is the rate at which labour leaves the organisation or the rate at which new labour joins the organisation. Labour Turnover is usually expressed in terms of percentage and is an important tool under the various processes of Labour Costing. As said earlier, Labour Turnover is studied...
Two types of health and safety regulations are specification regulations, which say what precisely must be done, and performance regulations, which say what must be accomplished.
The two are not synonymous and therefore not comparable. Laws (legal principles) are codified and agreed to by the legislature (representative of the people) and are necessary to establish good order and calm among society. Ethics, on the other hand, are viewed and interpreted differently from...