DECEPTIVE TRADE PRACTICES AND CONSUMER PROTECTION
Definition of terms.
Unordered merchandise as gift--Right to refuse--Exceptions.
37-24-3 to 37-24-5. Repealed.
"Door to door sale" defined.
Transactions not considered door to door sales.
Door to door seller's failure to inform buyer of right to cancel.
Cancellation notice form to be furnished and filled in by door to door seller.
Deceptive to include confession of judgment or waiver of rights in door to door sale.
Deceptive to fail to honor notice of cancellation of door to door sale--Notice of intent
to repossess or abandon delivered goods.
Criteria for compliance of door to door sales with notice requirements.
Deceptive acts or practices--Each act a misdemeanor or felony.
Electronic cash registers required to display transactions and issue receipts--Violation
as petty offense.
Advertisement at regular price not prohibited.
Other remedies unimpaired by definition of deceptive practices--Actions under
Prima facie knowledge of deceptive practice--Civil relief unaffected.
Lawful practices unaffected by chapter.
Advertising media exempt without knowledge of unlawfulness.
Attorney general's investigative demand for report on suspect practices.
Modification or setting aside of director's investigative demand.
Subpoena powers of attorney general--Hearings--Forms--Rules and regulations.
Self-incriminating evidence required on promise of immunity.
Service of notice, demand, or subpoena.
Judicial enforcement of notice, demand or subpoena.
Information disclosed only as necessary for enforcement.
Acceptance of assurance of voluntary compliance authorized.
Form and contents of assurance of voluntary compliance--Approval by circuit court.
Assurance not admission--Failure to comply prima facie evidence of violation.
Reopening of matters closed by acceptance of assurance.
Attorney general's action for injunction--Notice--Attorney fees.
State's attorneys to assist--Action by state's attorney.
Venue of actions for injunction--Relief granted.
Civil penalty for violation of injunction.
Civil penalty for intentional violations recovered in action for injunction.
Jurisdiction retained by court issuing injunction.
Additional judicial relief from unlawful practices--Appointment of receiver.
Powers of receiver.
Action for damages brought by person adversely affected.
Other private remedies unaffected.
Limitation of actions.
Chapter not retroactive.
Severability of provisions.
37-24-36 to 37-24-40. Repealed.
Unsolicited commercial e-mail advertisements restricted.
Internet access service provider policy restricting e-mail permitted.
Collection of e-mail addresses to initiate unsolicited commercial e-mail
Obtaining e-mail addresses by automated means to initiate unsolicited commercial
e-mail advertisements prohibited.
Use of automated means to register multiple e-mail accounts from which to initiate
unsolicited commercial e-mail advertisements prohibited.
Prohibited commercial e-mail advertisements.
Actions for damages--Attorney's fees and costs--Reduction of damages under certain
Contractor defined for §§ 37-24-50 and 37-24-51.
Contractor rebate of insurance deductible prohibited.
Cancellation of storm damage roofing repair contract.
Organized retail crime--Each act a misdemeanor or felony.
Restitution and reimbursement for organized retail crime.
Charges not prohibited by chapter.
Aggregating amount involved to determine degree of punishment.
Report by financial institution of exploitation of elder or adult with disability.
Cooperation of financial institution with investigation of abuse, neglect, or
exploitation of elder or adult with disability.
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