Southwest Chinese Journal (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 2, Ed. 1 Wednesday, February 1, 1978 Page: 18 of 20
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K i M o 'f fS Southwest Chinese Journal
We are all consumers of one sort or another. Our daily lives and national
economy revolve around the constant flow of goods and services from seller to
buyer. At one time there were few laws which protected the consumer as the law
generally favored the legal doctrine of "caveat emptor", or let the buyer beware,
however, in recent times because of a growing social awareness of consumer
problems brought to light by various consumer groups, legislation has been passed
which has given rise to a new legal doctrine of "caveat vendor" let the seller
One such state statue which affords the consumer a great deal of protection
is the "Texas Deceptive Trade Practices - Consumer Protection Act." It as well as
other federal regulations provide consumers with protection, relief and legal
remedies from unfair and deceptive business practices by commercial
organizations. Generally speaking, laws which govern consumer protection center
around three major subject areas;
(1) misrepresentations, fraud, and deceit;
(2) disclosure; and
(3) product safety.
In my next series of articles I will review in general terms, some of the
aspects of both federal and state laws in the field of consumer protection.
Attorney at Law
The C.A.C.A. Bowling League expresses their appreciation to the
following businesses who have so generously supported teams as sponsors
Best wishes for Happiness and Prosperity in the Year of the Horse
SING ON SUPER MKT.
RAYNER PACKING CO.
LEE PRINTING CO.
SUN DELUXE CAFE
CHIEF CANDY CO.
SUN LIFE OF CANADA
NORRIS OF HOUSTON
RICHARD ENG INS.
HOE SAI GAI RESTAURANT
C. KALIL FRUIT & VEG. CO.
WESTLAKE NOODLE CO.
AUGUST MOON TESTAURANT
MING PALACE RESTAURANT
DRAGON PALACE RESTAURANT
MING'S CHINESE RESTAURANT
HUBBELL & SON SAUSAGE CO.
NEW CENTURY TRAVEL SERVICE
TOM CHAN ELECTRICAL WORK
SOUTH CHINA RESTAURANT
CONSUMER MONEY ORDER CO.
NEW ASIA FOOD MARKET
EASTERN FOOD MARKET
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Southwest Chinese Journal (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 3, No. 2, Ed. 1 Wednesday, February 1, 1978, newspaper, February 1, 1978; Houston, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth273744/m1/18/: accessed January 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Rice University Woodson Research Center.