9 Loy. Consumer L. Rep. 1 (1996-1997)

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Feature Articles
Understanding Credit Cards, Credit Reports,
a n  d   F ra u d    ........................................................................................................................ 31
by David A. Szwak
Seller Disclosure                Law     s Gain       Popularity ................................. 43
by Leonard A. Bernstein and George F. Magera
The Effect of Laughlin v. Evanston Hospital on
Consumer Fraud Act Claims for Nondeceptive Unfair
A  cts   o r  P ractices       ........................................................................................................ 54
by Laurence M. Landsman
Departments
Consumer News
FDA approves over-the-counter test system for drugs of abuse. .............................................. 2
Pizzeria Uno restaurant chain settles FTC charges of misleading low fat thin crust pizza ads.. 2
Judge rules Medicare members are shortchanged by HMOs on complaints .............................. 4
Warning labels now required on iron-containing drugs and supplements ................................. 4
Consumer Protection Safety Commission announces voluntary refund of Cabbage Patch Kids
and  recall of M aytag  dryers  ...................................................................................................................... 5
FTC and FCC issue rules for 900 number services to protect consumers ................................... 6
Recent Legislative Activity
Propane  G as  ................................................................................................................................................ 8
Safety  loan  program s  ................................................................................................................................. 8
Pharm  acy  regulations  ................................................................................................................................ 8
M ilk  safety  ................................................................................................................................................... 9
Em ergency  telephone system   ...........................................................................................................   9
M anufactured  hom es ................................................................................................................................. 9
Ultim ate fighting  exhibitions ............................................................................................................  10
Alternative public school programs ..............................................................................................   10
Recent Cases
Faulty fire-retardant plywood continues to cause homeowners headaches ............................. 11
Manufacturer's design of bakery equipment not unreasonably dangerous ............................. 13
Acquisition of credit report did not violate Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) ....................... 14
Batch code obliteration violates trademark and unfair competition laws by causing
likelihood  of consum er confusion. ..............................................................................................  16
The statute of limitations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act is strictly construed ....................... 19
A federal district court holds distributor's failure to maintain manufacturer's quality control
standards possible violation of federal trademark law .............................................................. 21
New Jersey hospital not liable under state Consumer Fraud Act ............................................. 23
Retailer at U.S.-Mexico border loses battle against Levi Strauss for misrepresentation and lost
profits  claim s  ............................................................................................................................................ 25
Alleged kickbacks do not violate RICO .................................................................................... 27
Court finds no cause of action under Illinois Consumer Fraud Act for non-consumer injured on
go-cart  ....................................................................................................................................................... 29

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