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Special Report on

California Consumer Protection Law

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If California voters approve Mercury Insurance Company’s initiative, Proposition 17 in June, they will be repealing part of the consumer protections enshrined in the state's Proposition 103 voters passed in 1988 in response to a poorly regulated and increasingly predatory insurance industry creating new ways to justify rate increases, say initiative opponents. Los Angeles Times reporter, Michael Hiltzik, calls Proposition 17 ”essentially the latest attempt by Mercury (Insurance) to eviscerate Prop 103."   Contra Costa Times columnist, Byron Williams, called both Propositions 16 and 17 “Deceptive Perversions ...
laws are designed to ensure fair competition and the free flow of truthful information in the marketplace. The laws are designed to prevent businesses that engage in fraud or specified unfair practices from gaining an advantage over competitors and may provide additional protection for the weak and those unable to take care of themselves. Consumer Protection laws are a form of government regulation which protects the interests of consumers . For example, a government may require businesses to disclose detailed information about products—particularly in areas where safety or public health is an issue, such as food. Consumer ...
REVIEWS AND OPINIONS
Rebecca Tushnet's 43(B)log: Lanham Act analysis in consumer ...
Consumer-plaintiffs sued defendants for misrepresenting that their clothing eliminates human odor and is capable of being “reactivated” in a dryer. “Because game animals have an acute sense of smell, there is a demand for odor-controlling clothing in the hunting market.” So ALS patented and sold hunting clothing with embedded activated carbon. ALS licenses its patent and Scent-Lok brand to other retailers, including the other defendants. Defendants published “countless” ads promoting their clothing, almost all of which used the slogans “odor eliminating technology” or ... market research, surveys and trends
Plaintiff's Perspecitve: Second Life: The Alleged Damages Are ...
Mr. Bracken is representing four online gamers in a case against Linden Research, creator of Second Life, and its founder Philip Rosedale. They claim the company redacted the plaintiffs' ownership rights to virtual "land" without reasonable compensation, which, they say, constitutes fraud and violation of California consumer protection law. According to the complaint, Linden distinguished the then-struggling Second Life from other multi-player role-playing game sites by promoting the idea of ownership. Members paid monthly fees for their holdings that the company likened to property taxes. "Linden made a ... market research, surveys and trends

SURVEY RESULTS FOR
CALIFORNIA CONSUMER PROTECTION LAW

California Consumer Protection Law
Although most businesses operate in a fair and legal manner, thousands of Californians lose money every year due to unscrupulous business practices and consumer fraud. There are a variety of state and federal laws protecting consumers from unscrupulous business practices. When making any sort of commercial transaction, it is important for consumers to be aware and informed of any rights they may have. This chapter outlines some of those rights as well as a number of points to keep in mind when making any commercial transaction. Related information may be found in the Personal Injury Law Chapters and the Contract Law Chapter. For ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Annuity Class Action Litigation—Trends and Strategies for ...
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When it comes to disappointing, Congress never disappoints. With thousands of people watching their unemployment benefits expire, the Senate bricked on a jobless aid bill and House Democrats began pushing back against Wall Street reform. BP offered up $20 billion of its shareholders money that says it's sorry (to all the small people) but why is it allying with Disney and the cruise ship industry (we hear trips to the Gulf are dirt cheap)? It was a rainy and overcast day in Washington, appropriately Celtic for Bloomsday. This is HUFFPOST HILL for Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 : BREAKING BANKS IN SPENDING BLITZ TO STOP SWIPE ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Corporate power grabs on the California ballot: What do we learn?
It’s worth pondering how the PG&E and Mercury Insurance initiatives lost, the better to deal with the oil slick of electoral cash sure to be heading our way on the next tide. Above, a polling place in Altadena. ( Al Seib, Los Angeles Times / June 7 , 2010 ) We may finally have discovered a remedy for corporate executives with more greed than brains: Let them invest corporate funds by the millions in California ballot initiatives, then vote the things down. Isn't that the lesson of Tuesday's balloting on Propositions 16 and 17, those majestically cynical initiatives sponsored by Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and ... market trends, news research and surveys resources

INFORMATION RESOURCES

Loyola Consumer Law Review 2005 Student Articles *253 PROTECTING ...
A 2000 study conducted on Proposition 65, [FN110] a California consumer protection law that requires warning labels for hundreds of different chemical ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Consumer Action Handbook - State, County and City Government ...
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Laws And Regulations For Apartment Rentals
Under California law, tenants, roommates, and landlords have specific rights and responsibilities. A lease is a legally binding document and should be read carefully and fully understood before signing. We recommend that you acquaint yourself with California housing laws by contacting the agencies listed below before signing any lease agreement. Residential Landlord and Tenant Act State laws address the following issues: Lease Agreements Living Conditions Responsibilities for Repairs and Maintenance Damage Deposits Privacy Discrimination Procedures for Vacating a Rental Unit Retaliatory Evictions Questions on state laws may be ...
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
WikiAnswers - Repossession Questions including "How do you have ...
Seizure of property bought on credit for which loan payments are not being received. Please note that when asking a car repossession question, it is often useful to include the state that you live in. This will enable people to give you better answers. Total questions 34900 How do you have your car voluntarily repossessed? Call the lender and tell them due to certain circumstances, you can no longer afford the payments. Tell them you will take it... What do you do if you have completed bankruptcy and the lender has not picked up aut? Call the bank and ask. They will not lie about it. If your car has been repo'd, ...
Google Answers: Advice for finding a consumer credit report attorney
I've been fighting for several years to have a blemish removed from my credit report. The blemish resulted from a move to a new location, when an unused credit card didn't get my updated address (I suspect the firm didn't process the change of address). A very small charge ended up being sent to collection without my knowledge. Unfortunately, despite having strong personal finances and a very good job, this small blemish is causing me serious problems with loans, insurance, utilities and other basic services. Many companies process credit reports robotically --- so I get regularly rejected ...