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Legal Alert: Ohio General Assembly Enacts New Law Exempting Home Builders from Consumer Protection Laws

The Ohio General Assembly recently passed a new law that will exempt new home builders from liability under the Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act and its “treble damages” provisions.  The new law, known as the Home Construction Service Suppliers Act (“the Act”), became effective August 31, 2012, and applies to all “home construction service contracts” entered into after that date.  Previous court decisions have held that a new home builder is a “supplier” under the Consumer Sales Practices Act.

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TAGS: Construction Litigation, Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act

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