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

Hamilton, Jennifer and Petty, Ross (2004) Seeking a single policy for contractual fairness to consumers: a comparison of US and EU efforts. Journal of Consumer Affairs, 38 (1). pp. 146-166. ISSN 0022-0078

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Abstract

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.