The Florida Bar

Consumer Law

December 9, 2022

A consumer is anyone who acquires goods or services for their own use. Consumer law are laws on the rights of consumers and the free flow of accurate information in the marketplace, designed to prevent businesses from engaging in fraud or unfair practices, and to protect individuals from fraudulent behavior by businesses. Many consumer protection laws also involve credit, banking and related financial matters. Consumer transactions such as buying, selling and returning goods are regulated at both the state and federal levels.

Changes may occur in this area of law. The information provided is brought to you as a public service, and is intended to help you better understand the law in general. It is not intended to