Legal Options for Consumer Rights Cases


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Which federal agency administers most of our consumer protection laws?

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1. One common type of consumer rights case involves legal responsibility imposed on businesses for manufacturing or selling defective goods. This is called:

2. The wheels fell off Sam's new skateboard while he was riding it downhill. He fell off and broke both arms. As a result, he incurred $10,000 in medical expenses. He asked the skateboard company to reimburse him. These expenses are known as:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The assessment tools can measure your comprehension of consumer rights and laws. Topics that you should know in order to pass the quiz include the federal agency that has consumer laws and a consumer right that prevents the selling of defective products.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Make use of these assessments by answering questions about the following:

  • Consumer law that prevents selling defective products
  • McDonald's coffee case
  • The federal agency that is responsible for consumer laws
  • Who consumer laws protect
  • Damages from the use of a product

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on consumer laws
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the McDonald's coffee case
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about who consumer laws protect

Additional Learning

To increase your understanding of consumer rights, review the corresponding lesson titled Legal Options for Consumer Rights Cases. This lesson goes over the following objectives:

  • Understand what consumerism is and how it affects businesses
  • Recall why there are consumer protection laws and the variance of them depending on location
  • Define what class-action lawsuits are
  • Discuss what small claims court is and the types of cases they handle
  • Review important information about the McDonald's coffee case and the demand letter that was used in this case