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Consumer Protection Law Lawyers In Rumford Rhode Island

Rumford, Rhode Island, is a subdivision of the city of East Providence that touches Naragansett Bay. Roger Williams originally settled at (what is now) the intersection of Roger Williams and Wilson Avenues. The settlement was told by the governor of Plymouth that the area was still under the authority of Plymouth Colony. Thus, Roger Williams crossed the Providence River and settled what is now Providence. Rumford has previously been part of three towns and two states; Rehoboth, Massachusetts, Seekonk, Massachusetts, and East Providence, Rhode Island. Rumford Baking powder was made in the town, but is actually named after Sir Benjamin Thompson, Count Rumford. Wannamoisett Country Club is also located in Rumford. This country club and golf course, designed by Donald Ross, is spread out over 100 acres (0.4 km) on Hoyt Road, and hosts the Northeast Amateur Invitational Golf Tournament each year. Agawam Hunt Country Club is also located in Rumford, and it is much older. Rumford's zip code is 02916, and the area code is 401. Several Native American tribes originally settled in the area including the Algonquin, Agawam, and Massasoit.

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 Rhode Island

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