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Federal Deception Law

2012 1st ed. and 2013 Supplement

406 pp. plus 128-pp. 2013 Supplement and Companion Website
ISBN 978-1-60248-121-3

Summary Contents
Table of Contents
Supplement Contents
Supplement Index
About the Companion Website
About the Authors

Essential Private Remedies for Marketplace Deception
  • The Federal RICO statute
  • State RICO and civil theft statutes
  • The Federal False Claims Act
  • The Telephone Consumer Protection Act
  • State UDAP remedies for violations of FTC and CFPB Rules
  • FTC Holder Rule makes creditors liable for seller's deception.
Key Federal Standards Regulate Consumer Transactions
  • Detailed analysis of the nine most important FTC Trade Regulation Rules affecting everything from credit to cars to mail order sales to funerals
  • New Consumer Financial Protection Bureau rulemaking
  • The surprising reach of the FTC Telemarketing Sales Rule (not just to telemarketing), with equally surprising tough requirements on a broad array of businesses
  • Federal law providing strong private remedies for unwanted calls and texts, junk faxes, and email spam
  • Federal and state remedies for abuses concerning consumer credit counseling, debt settlement and negotiation, and debt elimination schemes
  • State requirements concerning plain English and disclosures in languages other than English.
What You Need in the Appendices and on the Website
  • Scores of sample pleadings
  • Federal RICO statute and summaries of state RICO statutes
  • Key FTC Rules, Statements of Basis and Purpose, and staff interpretations
  • CFPB rulemaking authority
  • Federal statutes and FCC and FTC rules limiting unwanted calls, faxes and emails
  • Summaries of state telemarketing sales rules.

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