Below are some of the library resources that can provide further guidance on this topic. The Hamilton County Law Library has many other resources in addition to the highlights we present below. Please call us at (513) 946-5300. If you have any questions about these materials.
This guide is intended to give some basic information on Consumer Law in Ohio.
Ohio consumer law is a broad term that ecompasses many unique topics. Many of these individual topics have their own subtopics, as well. For example, a major topic such as automobiles will have a number of subtopics, like odometer fraud, warranties, and lemon laws. Automobiles will also cross paths with other areas, such as leasing, insurance, and deceptive sales practices, to name a few.
No matter the topic, Ohio consumer laws are set up with the purpose of protecting Ohio's consumers. The complexity of consumer protection law requires that practitioners have detailed information available to them. Each year, courts decide hundreds of decisions and the General Assembly passes several pieces of legislation, from which analysts write stacks of commentary, all with the purpose of protecting Ohio consumers.
Disclaimer: Hamilton County Law Library staff, as a service to its patrons, provides reference services and information, including these research guides. To protect the public interest, Ohio law requires that legal advice and services be rendered only by qualified attorneys who are subject to the guidelines of the courts. Library staff members do not interpret the law, provide legal advice, or explain court procedures. The information provided is not a substitute for legal advice from a licensed attorney. None of our services shall be construed as giving legal advice.
Ohio Revised Code O.R.C. Title 13 Ohio Uniform Commercial Code
Chapter 1301 General Provisions
Chapter 1302 Sales
Chapter 1303 Commercial paper
Chapter 1304 Bank deposits and collections
Chapter 1305 Letters of credit
Chapter 1306 Uniform electronics transactions act
Chapter 1308 Investment securities
Chapter 1309 Secured transactions
Chapter 1310 Leases
Chapter 1311 Liens
Chapter 1312 Residential building code
Chapter 1313 Voluntary assignments
Chapter 1315 Transmitters of money; check-cashing businesses
Chapter 1317 Retail installment sales
Chapter 1318 Auctions
Chapter 1319 Miscellaneous credit transactions
Chapter 1321 Small loans
Chapter 1329 Labels and Marks
Chapter 1331 Monoplies
Chapter 1332 Fair competition in cable operations
Chapter 1333 Trade practices
Chapter 1334 Business opportunity plans
Chapter 1335 Statute of frauds
Chapter 1336 Ohio uniform fraudulent transfer act
Chapter 1337 Power of attorney
Chapter 1339 Fiduciary law
Chapter 1340 Fiduciary law
Chapter 1341 Sureties
Chapter 1343 Interest
Chapter 1345 Consumer sales practices
Chapter 1346 Tobacco product manufacturer escrow accounts
Chapter 1347 Personal information systems
Chapter 1349 Consumber protection
Chapter 1351 Lease-purchase agreements
Chapter 1353 Farm machinery or construction equipment dealers and suppliers
Ohio Administrative Code O.A.C. 109:4 Consumer Protection
109:4-1 General Provisions
109:4-3 Deceptive Acts or Trade Practices in Connection with Consumer Transactions
109:4-4 Dispute Resolution Programs for Settlement of New Motor Vehicle Warranty Disputes
109:4-5 Informal Dispute Resolution Mechanisms for Settlement of New Motor Vehicle Warranty Disputes
109:4-6 Telemarketing Registration and Enforcement
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For legal assistance, consider the following organizations:
• Lawyer Referral Service, Cincinnati Bar Association A free referral and a reduced consultation fee for the first 30 minutes http://www.cincybar.org/about/services/lawyer-referral-service.php 513.381.8359
• Lawyer Referral Service, Northern Kentucky Bar Association A free referral with hourly fees established by particpating attorneys http://www.nkybar.com/includes/referral.aspx 859.781.1525
• Legal Aid of Greater Cincinnati Legal representation, information, advice and referral for people in need of legal help http://www.lascinti.org/ 513.241.9400
• Pro Seniors Legal Hotline and Referral Service Help for persons over the age of 60 http://www.proseniors.org 800.488.6070
• Disability Rights Ohio Advocates for the human, civil, and legal rights of people with disabilities in Ohio http://www.disabilityrightsohio.org 800.282.9181
• Ohio Attorney General, Services for Consumers Help resolving consumer issues, tips on scams and deceptive practices http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Individuals-and-Families/Consumers 800.282.0515