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Consumer Protection Law Lawyers In Wassaic New York

Wassaic, New York is a hamlet in the Town of Amenia, New York in the Dutchess County, New York. Wassaic is located in southeast New York State and surrounded by the East and West Mountains and along the Tenmile River. The name of the hamlet means Washaic, or "land of difficult access," by the Indians. Wassaic's main employers in the 1800s were Gridley Iron Works and the Harlem division of the New York Central Railroad. In 1861 Gail Borden opened a factory for producing a milk that would not need refrigeration. Today, it is known as Borden's Eagle Brand Condensed Milk. Wassaic was also known for dairy sheep and grain farming. In the Revolutionary War, General George Washington marched through Wassaic on the way to Connecticut. wassaic holds a record in the guiness book of world records having the darkest day recorded Wassaic is the terminal and final station of the Harlem line of the Metro North Railroad. The station is located on State Route 22.

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 New York

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