Seeking a single policy for contractual fairness to consumers: a comparison of US and EU efforts

Jennifer Hamilton, Ross Petty

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    The United States and the European Union both have made substantial progress toward harmonizing contractual unfairness law for consumers within their borders. To a large degree, the policies of these two largest consumer markets in the world are similar, but consumers should beware that some significant differences remain. Furthermore, differences in interpretation among member states could lead to differences within the E.U.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)146-166
    Number of pages20
    JournalJournal of Consumer Affairs
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2004


    • European Union
    • consumer markets
    • contractual unfairness law

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