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Do consumer protection laws protect businesses as well as household consumers?
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Hello,

Consumer protection laws only protect persons who are entering into a transaction/purchase for "personal, family or household purposes." A business transaction is not within the scope of any consumer protection law.

However, if the business is the vendor in the transaction with the consumer, then the business can defend itself based upon the requirements of the law -- which is frequently difficult for a consumer to prove.

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