- Consumer Law, Cases and Materials
Consumer Law, Cases and Materials
Cases and Materials on Consumer Law (5th Ed.) retains its comprehensive coverage and has been completely updated to reflect new developments in the dynamic field of consumer law, including:
- Internet marketing, ad substantiation, celebrity and other testimonials, and new developments in online consumer contracts
- Consumer credit regulation, including new Supreme Court cases dealing with credit reporting and debt collection, as well as the latest developments with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
- Consumer privacy, including the new California Consumer Privacy Act, the Internet of Things, biometrics, online marketing, cybersecurity and new developments concerning the Telephone Consumer Protection Act
- Developing and emerging payment systems – e.g., credit, debit, and prepaid cards, as well as mobile payments, digital wallets, and cryptocurrency
- Remedies – latest U.S. Supreme Court and regulatory developments on consumer arbitration and class actions
- Predatory lending (“capstone” chapter), the legal fallout from the subprime mortgage foreclosure crisis and beyond
- Student loan disclosures, collections and servicing; and deceptive school admissions marketing to prospective students
This text contains a balance of cases, problems that reflect modern situations, and notes with discussion questions and references to the latest consumer protection scholarship. An updated teacher's manual and a new statutory supplement, entitled Selected Consumer Statutes 2019, are available also.
Imprint: West Academic Publishing
Series: American Casebook Series
Publication Date: 01/13/2020
Dee Pridgen, University of Wyoming College of Law
Jeff Sovern, St. John's University School of Law
Christopher L. Peterson, University of Utah College of Law
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Highlights/New Developments Covered in Consumer Law, 5th Ed., by Pridgen, Sovern and Peterson
- MacDonald v. Thomas M. Cooley Law School (6th Cir. 2013) (application of common law fraud to law school employment statistics)
- Coverage of FTC enforcement of Restore Online Shoppers Confidence Act (ROSCA)
- FTC v. Worldwide Wyndham (3d Cir. 2015) (cybersecurity and FTC unfairness)
- Nicosia v. Amazon.Com, (2d Cir. 2016) (consumer assent to online contract)
- Krieger v. Bank of America (3d Cir. 2018) (consumer liability for unauthorized use of credit card)
- CFPB regulations (proposed and final) on prepaid cards, payday loans and debt collection
- Sorchaga v. Ride Auto (S. Ct. Minn. 2018) (enforcing “as is” disclaimer in consumer cases under the UCC)
- Maronda Homes v. Lakewood Reserve HOA (S. Ct. Fla. 2013) (implied warranty of habitability)
- Applebaum v. Nissan Motors Acceptance Corp. (3d Cir. 2000) (usage of terms in disclosures that consumers can’t understand)
- Credit invisibility
- Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins (US 2016) (standing issues that recur throughout the book)
- California Consumer Privacy Act
- ACA International v. FCC ((D.C. Dir. 2018) (robocalls)
- Internet of Things
- Henson v. Santander Consumer USA, Inc. (US 2017) (definition of debt collector)
- Samuels v. Midland Funding (SD Ala. 2013) (debt collection litigation based on inadequate documentation of the claim)
- CFPB enforcement of student loan servicing and debt collection, including CFPB v. Navient Corp. (M.D. Pa. 2017)
- New Mexico v. B&B Investment Group (S. Ct. N. Mex. 2014) (unconscionability doctrine and predatory lending)
- Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez (US 2016) (consumer class action issue)
- Fresno County Employees’ Retirement Ass’n v. Isaacson/Weaver Family Trust (2d Cir. 2019) (attorney fee award)
- Up-to-date legal status of mandatory arbitration of consumer claims
- Current developments in credit scoring as used in consumer credit reports
- Texas Dept. of Housing & Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc., (US 2015) (disparate–impact theory of liability for discrimination)
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