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Consumer Protection Law Lawyers In Selbyville Delaware

Selbyville is a town in Sussex County, Delaware, United States. The population was 1,645 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Seaford, Delaware Micropolitan Statistical Area. Selbyville traces its history back to its founding in 1778. It was incorporated in 1902. Selbyville was originally known as Sandy Branch due to its location at the head of the St. Martin's River, where a grist mill and saw mill operated. In 1842, Sampson Selby began marking packages for delivery to his country store, Selby-Ville. By 1918, Selbyville was the major supplier of strawberries for the entire east coast, an industry that remained strong until the 1930s. Today, one of its main employers is Mountaire Farms, a poultry company, which runs a processing plant on Hosier Street. This town is also home of the Mumford Sheet Metal Works, which once held the world record for the largest frying pan in 1950.

What is consumer protection law?

Consumer protection refers to the laws designed to aid retail consumers of goods and services that have been improperly manufactured, delivered, performed, handled, or described. Such laws provide the retail consumer with additional protections and remedies not generally provided to merchants and others who engage in business transactions, on the premise that the consumers do not enjoy a sufficient bargaining position with respect to the businessmen with whom they deal and therefore should not be strictly limited by the legal rules that govern recovery for damages among businessmen. The overarching goal is to protect individuals and the interest of the public in general from unfair and misleading activity in business and commerce (such as false advertising and deceptive trade practices) and scams perpetrated by criminals (such as identity theft and pyramid schemes) that harm a substantial number of consumers.

Answers to consumer protection law issues in Delaware

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