State Consumer Protection Law

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Jenkins recently acquired a new treatise called  State Consumer Protection Law, edited by Erwin Switzer, Alison Eggers, and Kirsten Ahmad. This title, published by the American Bar Association’s Antitrust Law Section, addresses each state’s primary consumer protection laws.

According to the ABA, “[s]tate consumer protection law is a particular challenge to practitioners because there are significant differences in the laws of each state. This treatise has a chapter devoted to each of the fifty states and the District of Columbia, with nearly every chapter written by an attorney practicing in that state.” 

Before moving into the chapters dedicated to each jurisdiction, the first chapter gives an overview of state consumer protection laws including general provisions of such statutes, private actions under these laws, and government enforcement. It discusses what are often referred to, collectively, as “unfair and deceptive acts and practices (UDAP) statutes”, while recognizing that “there is great variety in these state laws in both substance and procedure.” (p. 1).

This compilation of state laws was authored by over ninety different contributors, including attorneys who represent the government, businesses, and/or plaintiffs.

State Consumer Protection Law is one of three new treatises that evolved from Consumer Protection Law Developments (CPLD), which was last published in 2016. Two subsequent treatises–Federal Consumer Protection Law and International Consumer Protection Law–will follow State Consumer Protection Law, thereby covering and expanding upon the topics covered in CPLD. 

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