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Consumer Law: Legislation, etc.

Last Updated: Jan 15, 2021 2:28 PM

Federal Legislation

The Federal Trade Commission enforces or has administrative responsibilities for 54 consumer protection statutes: Complete List of statutes Consumer Protection statutes are so designated.

All sections are from the United States Code (Text version or pdf versions) are available on the internet and Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law (access restricted to Law School use only)

Federal Statutes [very selective list]:

Federal Trade Commission Act (FTC Act) 15 U.S.C. sec. 41 et seq.

College Scholarship Fraud Prevention Act of 2000 20 U.S.C. § 1092d

Comprehensive Smokeless Tobacco Health Education Act of 1986 15 U.S.C. §§ 4401-4408

Consumer Leasing Act 15 U.S.C. §§ 1667-1667f

Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act of 2003 (CAN-SPAM Act) 15 U.S.C §§ 7701-7713

Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Title X 12 USC 5301 et seq.

Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act of 2003 15 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1681x

Fair Packaging and Labeling Act 15 U.S.C. §§ 1451-1461

Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act 15 U.S.C. §§ 1331-1340, 15 U.S.C. §§ 4401-4408, 21 U.S.C. §§ 387-387u     

Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (protects privacy oF consumers' personal financial information) 15 U.S.C. §§ 6801-6809 and §§ 6821-6827

Magnuson Moss Warranty-Federal Trade Commission Improvements Act 15 U.S.C. §§ 2301-2312

Petroleum Marketing Practices Act 15 U.S.C. §§ 2801-2841     

Restore Online Shopper's Confidence Act Pub. L. 111-345, 124 Stat. 3618

Sports Agent Responsibility and Trust Act 15 U.S.C. § 7801-7807

Telemarketing and Consumer Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act 15 U.S.C. §§ 6101-6108

Textile Fiber Products Identification Act 15 U.S.C. §§ 70-70k

Truth in Lending Act 15 U.S.C. §§ 1601-1667f

U.S. Safe Web Act Pub. L. No. 109-455, codified to the FTC Act, 15 U.S.C. § § 41 et seq.

 

 

 

Federal Regulations

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)

Federal Register (FR) Proposed and finalized regulations with some regulatory history

On the internet, Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law databases (Databases - access available to Law School only)

New York State Legislation

Consumer Protection from Deceptive Acts and Practices Act (NYCPA) Gen. Business Law sections 349 to 350-f Available on the online and Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law databases. (Databases - access restricted to Law School only)

New York Regulations

New York Code Rules and Regulations (NYCRR)

Available on the Online and Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law databases. (Databases - access restricted to Law School only)

50 State Statutory & Regulatory Surveys

State Statutes

50-State Statutory Surveys on Westlaw includes comparison tables with statutory code sections Access restricted to Law School use only

LexisNexis 50 State Surveys, Statutes and Regulations - Presently only available on Lexis.com (sign on to Lexis Advance first) Access restricted to Law School use only


State Regulations

50-State Regulations Surveys on Westlaw includes comparison tables with regulatory citations Access restricted to Law School use only

LexisNexis 50 State Surveys, Statutes and Regulations - Presently only available on Lexis.com (sign on to Lexis Advance first) Access restricted to Law School use only