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What is the supreme law of the land? The federal constitution is the supreme law of the land. What are statutes? Laws enacted by Congress or a state legislative body. What are ordinances? Laws enacted by local legislative bodies. What are administrative rules? Laws issued by administrative agencies under the authority given to them in statutes.


The term “unfair trade practices” is broadly used and refers to any deceptive or fraudulent business practice or act that causes injury to a consumer. Some examples include, but are not limited to, false representations of a good or service including deceptive pricing, non-compliance with manufacturing standards, and false advertising. The FTC investigates allegations of unfair trade practices raised by consumers and businesses, pre-merger notification filings, congressional inquiries, or reports in the media and may seek voluntary compliance by offending businesses through a consent order, administrative complaints, or federal litigation.





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