Consumer is King - Know Your Rights & Remedies

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The service is defective when it does not provide the safety the consumer may rightfully expect of it, taking the relevant circumstances into consideration, including but not limited to: (a) the manner in which it is provided; (b) the result of hazards which may reasonably be expected of it; (c) the time when it was provided. The case resulted in two favorable decisions by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, and a class action settlement was eventually reached after eight years of litigation.

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Publisher: Universal Law Publishers (2009)

ISBN: 8175347430

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Disparaging the goods, services, or business of another by false or misleading representation of facts; Advertising goods or services with intent not to sell them as advertised; Advertising goods or services with intent not to supply a reasonable expectable public demand, unless the advertisements disclosed a limitation of quantity; Making false or misleading statements of fact concerning the reasons for, existence of, or amount of price reductions; Representing that an agreement confers or involve rights, remedies, or obligations which it does not have or involve, or which are prohibited by law; Knowingly making false or misleading statements of fact concerning the need for parts, replacement, or repair service; Misrepresenting the authority of a salesman, representative or agent to negotiate the final terms of a consumer transaction; Basing a charge for the repair of any item in whole or in part on a guaranty or warranty instead of on the value of the actual repairs made or work to be performed on the item without stating separately the charges for the work and the charge for the warranty or guaranty, if any; Disconnecting, turning back, or resetting the odometer of any motor vehicle so as to reduce the number of miles indicated on the odometer gauge; Advertising of any sale by fraudulently representing that a person is going out of business; Using or employing a chain referral sales plan in connection with the sale or offer to sell of goods, merchandise, or anything of value, which uses the sales technique, plan, arrangement, or agreement in which the buyer or prospective buyer is offered the opportunity to purchase merchandise or goods and in connection with the purchase receives the seller's promise or representation that the buyer shall have the right to receive compensation or consideration in any form for furnishing to the seller the names of other prospective buyers if receipt of the compensation or consideration is contingent upon the occurrence of an event subsequent to the time the buyer purchases the merchandise or goods; Representing that a guarantee or warranty confers or involves rights or remedies which it does not have or involve, provided, however, that nothing in this subchapter shall be construed to expand the implied warranty of merchantability as defined in Sections 2.314 through 2.318 and Sections 2A.212 through 2A.216 of the Business & Commerce Code to involve obligations in excess of those which are appropriate to the goods; 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