CCH State Unfair Trade Practices
Law Helps Meet Challenge Of State Law Compliance
(RIVERWOODS, ILL., October 5, 2000) From pawnshops to major business
suppliers, insurance companies to makers of faulty tires, almost every business runs the
risk of being sued under state unfair trade practices laws (SUTP), putting both the
financial health and good reputation of a company in jeopardy. But for companies doing
business in multiple states, keeping up with diverse and ever-changing unfair trade
practices laws is a considerable challenge.
To help companies avoid losses that can devastate their business, CCH INCORPORATED
(CCH) has introduced State Unfair Trade Practices Law, delivering authoritative
coverage across 50 states in a monthly-updated, loose-leaf guide. ($595. To order or for
more information, visit http://onlinestore.cch.com
or contact your CCH Sales Representative at 1-888-224-7377.)
CCH, a leading provider of trade regulation and business law information, is the
publisher of the nations leading antitrust and trade regulation law service, CCH
Trade Regulation Reports.
"Companies that do business in multiple states need to understand the laws that
apply to them in order to avoid costly litigation, as well as maintain a competitive
advantage within the legal parameters set by a state," said CCH Trade Regulation
Publisher John W. Arden, JD, LLM. "They also need to know how to use these laws in
disputes with other companies.
Attorneys who specialize in consumer, unfair trade or deceptive practices law, as well
as corporate counsel for companies that may be targets for suits, will find State
Unfair Trade Practices Law to be an invaluable resource," Arden added. "This
single volume offers comprehensive coverage across all states in one place allowing you to
quickly access and compare SUTP laws in multiple jurisdictions."
Comprehensive Coverage, Easy Access Across States
While SUTP laws, also known as "little FTC Acts", were originally intended
to be an individual consumer's basic remedy against any unfair or deceptive
trade practices by a business, many state statutes have been expanded to protect
businesses who are also consumers in business-to-business transactions. As the remedy
becomes more widely available and more broadly applied, businesses need a comprehensive,
authoritative source of information that provides fast answers.
State Unfair Trade Practices Law includes the full text of all state laws,
state-by-state summaries and full-text court decisions, as well as features expert
explanation and analysis of the law.
- Explanations: Topically arranged explanations cover a wide range of key legal
Types of State Unfair Trade Practices Acts
Elements of a Violation
Applicability and Exceptions¾ Specific Businesses
Activities Subject to Special Rules
Standing to Sue, Class Actions, Statutes of Limitations
- State-by-State Summaries: Each summary contains analysis and cited authority
on the following issues:
: Includes the full text of state unfair trade practices laws.
Substantive Statutory Prohibition
Scope of Statute
Exemptions and Defenses
Statute of Limitations
Private Rights and Remedies
Public Rights and Remedies
- Pending Legislation: Provides summaries and status of pending state legislation.
- New Developments: Includes full-text reporting of court decisions interpreting the
laws, state enforcement actions and legislative proposals.
Monthly updates ensure that subscribers are informed about important new developments
that may affect their business. Updates include text of new and amended laws, recent court
decisions, a list of pending legislation and a newsletter highlighting the latest changes
and developments. The newsletter is an excellent vehicle to route throughout an office to
make colleagues aware of current developments in the field.
Availability and Pricing
For more information or to subscribe to State Unfair Trade Practices Law, contact
your CCH representative at 1-888-CCH-REPS (1-888-224-7377) or visit http://onlinestore.cch.com. A one-year
subscription is $595 plus tax, shipping and handling.
About CCH INCORPORATED
CCH INCORPORATED, founded in 1913, has served four generations of business
professionals and their clients. The company produces approximately 700 print and
electronic products for tax, legal, banking, securities, human resources, healthcare and
small business markets. CCH is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wolters Kluwer U.S. The CCH web site can be accessed at
www.cch.com.The CCH Business and Finance Group web site can be accessed at http://business.cch.com.
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