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“A Civil Action” Assignment (test grade). Write a 3 paragraph paper on the movie “A Civil Action” Insert a header: Name, A Civil Action, Date Paragraph 1: Summary of the movie Paragraph 2: Challenges of being a lawyer and the reasons it is “more than just about the money”

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a civil action assignment test grade
“A Civil Action” Assignment(test grade)
  • Write a 3 paragraph paper on the movie “A Civil Action”
    • Insert a header: Name, A Civil Action, Date
    • Paragraph 1: Summary of the movie
    • Paragraph 2: Challenges of being a lawyer and the reasons it is “more than just about the money”
    • Paragraph 3: Reasons you would or would not like to be a lawyer
    • Grading Guidelines
      • Header
      • One full page
      • Size 12 Times New Roman or Callibri
      • Double Spaced
      • 3 paragraphs
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Protection through Government Action

consumers protected by government
Consumers Protected by Government
  • Consumer-individual who acquires goods that are intended primarily for personal, family or household use
consumer caveats
Consumer Caveats
  • Caveat emptor—let the buyer beware
  • Caveat venditor—let the seller beware
class actions
Class Actions
  • Class actions—allows one or several persons to sue not only on behalf of themselves but also on behalf of others similarly wronged
governmental procedures
Governmental Procedures
  • Cease-and-desist --an order requiring the company to stop the specified conduct
  • Consent order—a voluntary, court enforceable agreement to stop an illegal or questionable practice
  • Restitution—which permits a party to a contract to recover money or property given to the other party
protection against inferior services and goods
Protection Against Inferior Services and Goods
  • Licensing—professions: doctors, nurses, teachers, pharmacists, realtors, insurance agents…etc.
    • Businesses: hospitals, private schools, insurance companies
  • Unsafe Products—
    • CPSC—Consumer Product Safety Commission—issues safety standards for most consumer protection
    • FDA—Food and Drug Administration—requires production facilities be clean
      • Adulterated—products that do not meet the minimum standards for purity and quality set by the FDA
protection against unfair trade practices
Protection Against Unfair Trade Practices
  • Unfair trade practice—any method of business that is dishonest or fraudulent or that illegally limits free competition
    • Federal Trade Commission Act: prevent unfair trade practices in interstate commerce (business conducted between two or more states) and intrastate commerce (business conducted within one state)
  • Competition—keeps prices low for consumer, price fixing is illegal
samples of unfair trade practices
Samples of Unfair Trade Practices
  • Price fixing
  • Misleading Advertising
  • Illegal lotteries
  • Unfair Pricing
  • Mislabeled goods
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Bait and Switch—improper business practice involving luring buyers to the store with an understocked, low priced good and then redirected them to a more expensive product

    • Not deceptive if number of item is stated
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Corrective Advertising-requires the advertiser to admit the wrongdoing and state the truth in prescribed number of future advertisements

illegal lotteries
ILLEGAL LOTTERIES
  • Confidence games—fraudulent device whereby the victim is persuaded to trust the swindler with the victim’s money or other valuables in hopes of a gain (pyramid schemes)