Florida Consumer Law


Unpacking Florida?GVs Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (“FDUPTA?G%).

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NEW MAY 2016!Florida is a rich jurisdiction to explore consumer protection law. Not only does the state have a robust travel and tourism industry?Gvinclusive of amusement parks of worldwide appeal?Gvbut it also has a dedicated set of consumer protection laws such as the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (“FDUTPA?G%) that is patterned after federal consumer protection law and intensely litigated in state and federal courts around Florida. This book thus aims to assist readers of every background to navigate one of the nation?GVs most complex bodies of consumer law.This book was conceived and designed chiefly to provide practitioners, consumers, businesses, and students of consumer protection law with an easy-to-navigate treatise detailing what Florida law is and how it has been interpreted and applied in a broad variety of commercial settings, from cemetery and funeral proprietors to debt collectors to automobile sales and repair shops to mortgage brokers. The statutes, regulations, and case law that comprise Florida consumer law in these and other areas of state trade and commerce is set out across more than 20 chapters.Timothy M. Ravich is an Assistant Professor at the University of Central Florida, Department of Legal Studies, College of Health and Public Affairs and Professor Ravich is a veteran of Chicago-based McDermott, Will & Emery, prosecuting and defending a variety of commercial litigation and tort defense matters on behalf of individuals, Fortune 500 corporations, and municipalities. Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable{mso-style-name:”Table Normal”;mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0;mso-tstyle-colband-size:0;mso-style-noshow:yes;mso-style-priority:99;mso-style-parent:””;mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;mso-para-margin-top:0in;mso-para-margin-right:0in;mso-para-margin-bottom:8.0pt;mso-para-margin-left:0in;line-height:107%;mso-pagination:widow-orphan;font-size:11.0pt;font-family:”Calibri”,sans-serif;mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri;mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;}Chapters Include:Chapter 1: Sources of Law and PowerChapter 2: Consumer Laws?GvGeneral ProvisionsChapter 3: Deceptive and Unfair Trade PracticesChapter 4: Attorney?GVs Fees?GvFdutpaChapter 5: AutomobilesChapter 6: Florida Telemarketing ActChapter 7: Miscellaneous ProvisionsChapter 8: Patent Troll Prevention ActChapter 9: Florida Funeral, Cemetery,and Consumer Services ActChapter 10: Regulation of Trade, Commerce,and InvestmentsChapter 11: Household Moving ServicesChapter 12: Lodging and Food Service EstablishmentsChapter 13: Milk, Milk Products, and frozen DessertsChapter 14: Produce Labeling Act of 1979Chapter 15: Florida Membership Campground ActChapter 16: Retail Installment SalesChapter 17: Rental-Purchase Agreement ActChapter 18: Consumer Finance ActChapter 19: Title LoansChapter 20: Amusement FacilitiesChapter 21: Sellers of Travel