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Spring 2013
5348 Texas Consumer Law - ALDERMAN- 15405
day change 3-28-12; time change 5-9-12; room change 1-14-13

Professor(s): Richard Alderman (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Business and Commercial Law 

Time: 1:00p-2:30p  TThLocation: 213  BLB

Course Outline: In Texas, injured consumers can seek relief under a variety of laws, some of which come from statutory sources and some of which come from the common law. The primary focus of this course is the most important consumer protection statute in Texas: the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act (DTPA). We will study who may sue under the DTPA; whom may be sued; what conduct the statute prohibits; what defenses defendants can raise; and what remedies the statute provides. In addition to the DTPA, we will look closely at Texas warranty law under Texas’ version of the Uniform Commercial Code (for sales of goods) and under the common law (for sales of services and real estate). Finally, we will examine Texas state law and federal law concerning debt collection.

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Final Exam Schedule: 05/02 1-4pm  240 BLB    

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Satisfies Skills Course Requirement: No
Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement: No