Consumers Legal Remedies Act Law and Legal Definition

Consumer Legal Remedies Act is a legislation which prevents unfair business practices. It prohibits unfair or deceptive acts or practices undertaken by any person in a transaction intended for the sale or lease of goods, or services to any consumer. Any consumer is entitled to bring an action under this Act, if the unlawful method, act, or practice has caused damage to other consumers.

The following is an example of the state statute (California) stating the various unlawful practices:

Cal Civ Code § 1770 states that the following unfair methods of competition and unfair or deceptive acts or practices undertaken by any person in a transaction intended to result or which results in the sale or lease of goods or services to any consumer are unlawful:

1.Passing off goods or services as those of another.

2.Misrepresenting the source, sponsorship, approval, or certification of goods or services.

3. Misrepresenting the affiliation, connection, or association with, or certification by, another.

4. Using deceptive representations or designations of geographic origin in connection with goods or services.

5. Representing that goods or services have sponsorship, approval, characteristics, ingredients, uses, benefits, or quantities which they do not have or that a person has a sponsorship, approval, status, affiliation, or connection which he or she does not have.