LEGAL RESEARCH GENERALLY
To Use the Search Panel for Legal Research, Click on “Streamlined Research” At the Top of the Page for Guidance—Searches for Single Strong Words or Phrases (in Quotation Marks) Work Best.
CONSUMER LAW issues in this database encompass General Business Law violations, including, but not limited to, violations of section 349, which prohibits deceptive business practices.
Most of the topics listed below (including General Business Law 349) are “uncategorized” in this database and therefore are most easily found by “keyword” searches after choosing “All Categories” in the first line of the search panel. Choosing the broad category “FRAUD” in the search panel may help narrow and focus a keyword search for any of the following topics which encompass some sort of deception or misrepresentation.
General Business Law 518 (retailers must post the total price of items, including any credit card charges);
General Business Law 349 (deceptive business practices, elements of the cause of action—materially misleading consumer-oriented conduct which causes injury, impact on general public);
General Business Law 395-a (maintenance agreements);
Insurance (pressure on physicians to find no causal relationship between injury and accident, changes in coverage, filed rate doctrine);
Online Promotions (offering coupons);
Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (automobiles);
Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) (statute of limitations);
Extended Service Contracts;
Banking (overdraft charges);
Dental Procedures (fraudulent misrepresentations).