ERIC Number: ED174851
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Federal Law on Consumer Deception: An Agency by Agency Analysis.
Zweibel, George J.
A comprehensive analysis of statutes and regulations on consumer deception administered by thirty government agencies is provided in this report. Each agency's chapter includes a brief description of the agency, and a detailed listing of all deceptive trade practices prohibited by that agency's enabling legislation, regulations, or other sources of legal authority. Corresponding to each prohibited practice is a description of the remedies (administrative, civil, criminal, private, and other) available to enforce that proscription. Legal citations are provided as authority for each listed practice and remedy. Some of the thirty agencies described are the following: Department of Agriculture; Civil Service Commission; Department of Commerce; Consumer Product Safety Commission; Environmental Protection Agency; Federal Trade Commission; Food & Drug Administration; Department of Health, Education & Welfare; Department of Labor; National Credit Union Administration; Department of The Treasury; United States Postal Service. The last chapter describes additional federal prohibitions not associated with particular agencies. The appendix summarizes the consumer protection responsibilities of an additional nine federal agencies. (JH)
Descriptors: Agencies, Consumer Protection, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Law Enforcement, Laws, Legal Responsibility, Legislation, Punishment
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock No. 027-000-00825-9)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice (Dept. of Justice/LEAA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research, Washington, DC.