Many federal laws regulate various industries with the goal of protecting the consumer and protecting companies operating in those industries from being harmed by unfair trade practices. These include:
- Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
- Federal Fair Debt Collection Act
- Fair Credit Reporting Act
- Truth in Lending Act
- Fair Credit Billing Act
- Gramm–Leach–Bliley Act
- Federal Magnuson Moss Act
State Laws & Regulations
- Virginia Consumer Protection Act – The Virginia Consumer Protection Act of 1977 was created to “promote fair and ethical standards of dealing between suppliers and the consuming public.”
- Virginia Automobile Repairs Facilities Act - provides protections for consumers considering having repair work done on their vehicle.
- Virginia Consumer Protection Act - promoting fair and ethical standards of transactions between suppliers and the consuming public.
- Virginia Freedom of Information Act - a statute giving a person the right to access information from government agencies.
- Virginia Home Solicitation Act - solicitation of the sale or lease by telephonic or other electronic means at any residence other than that of the seller.
- Virginia Mechanics Lien - protecting contractors from non-payment of labor and material.
- Virginia Motor Vehicle Warranty Enforcement Act –“Lemon Law” on purchased or leased vehicles in Virginia that contains a defect or condition that significantly impairs its safety, use, or market value.
- Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act - establishes the rights and obligations of landlords and tenants in Virginia.