Recommendations for How to Avoid a Consumer Protection Violation
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Many laws have been passed in both the United States and the State of Florida to protect the rights of consumers. As a result, it is incumbent on you to apply policies in your organization to avoid a consumer protection violation. But understanding these protections comes first. This visual presentation, recorded by Jimerson Birr attorney Hans C. Wahl, provides some key information to consider.
The presentation can be accessed by visiting YouTube or clicking play on the embedded image below. The length of the presentation is 23:59 and does not have sound (video only).
Section 1: Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act
Hans shares the definitions of terms, then provides examples of case law where the Act was violated:
- Alhassid v. Bank of America, N.A.
- Marty v. Anheuser Busch Companies, LLC
- Procaps S.A. v. Patheon, Inc.
- State v. Beach Blvd. Automotive, Inc.
- Williams v. Delray Auto Mall, Inc.
- Hill v. Hoover Co.
- Coach, Inc. v. Swap Shop
Then he explains the remedies for violation of the law.
Section 2: Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act
Hans provides an overview on the act including preemption. Then, he provides numerous case law examples to demonstrate applicability including:
- LeBlanc v. Unifund CCR Partners, G.P.
- Reese v. JP Morgan Chase & Co.
- Fini v. Dish Network, LLC
Section III: Additional Consumer Protection Statutes
Hans shows additional legislative protections information on:
- Retail Installment Sales Act;
- Motor Vehicle Retail Sales Finance Act;
- Home Solicitation Sales Act;
- Telephone Solicitations;
- Florida Telemarketing Act;
- Rental-Purchase Agreement Act;
- Sale Of Business Opportunities Act;
- Florida Health Studio Act;
- Florida Commercial Weight-Loss Practices Act;
- Buying Services Act of 1991; and
- Florida Weights and Measures Act of 1971.
Consumer Protection Violation Conclusion
If in doubt, give us a call. Jimerson Birr can provide you with expert guidance on how to avoid violating Florida Consumer Protection Laws.