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Act 331 of 1976
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MICHIGAN CONSUMER PROTECTION ACT

Act 331 of 1976

AN ACT to prohibit certain methods, acts, and practices in trade or commerce; to prescribe certain powers and duties; to provide for certain remedies, damages, and penalties; to provide for the promulgation of rules; to provide for certain investigations; and to prescribe penalties.


History: 1976, Act 331, Eff. Apr. 1, 1977


© 2009 Legislative Council, State of Michigan

The People of the State of Michigan enact:

DocumentTypeDescription
Section 445.901SectionShort title.
Section 445.902SectionDefinitions.
Section 445.903SectionUnfair, unconscionable, or deceptive methods, acts, or practices in conduct of trade or commerce; rules; applicability of subsection (1)(hh).
Section 445.903aSectionHome appliance; contents of service contract.
Section 445.903bSectionFailure of seller to file notice unlawful; form and contents of notice; notice of change in information; reference to MCL 445.903 includes reference to this section.
Section 445.903cSectionAdvertising or listing in telephone directory; misrepresenting name or location prohibited; violation; penalty; applicability to telephone service provider, publisher, or distributor.
Section 445.903dSectionAdvertising or listing in telephone directory; misrepresenting name or location prohibited; violation; penalty; applicability to telephone service provider, publisher, or distributor.
Section 445.903eSectionIssuance of gift certificate; prohibited conduct; definitions.
Section 445.903fSectionPossession or use of gift certificate; charging service fee prohibited; "service fee" defined.
Section 445.903gSectionExpiration of gift certificate; limitation.
Section 445.903hSectionVehicle rental transaction; inclusion of vehicle license cost recovery fee; amount; fee in excess of costs; duties of car rental company; definitions.
Section 445.903iSectionOwnership or operation of clothing donation box; definitions.
Section 445.904SectionExemptions; burden of proof.
Section 445.904.amendedSectionExemptions; burden of proof.
Section 445.905SectionAction to restrain defendant by temporary or permanent injunction; venue; costs; civil penalty; notice to defendant; notice to attorney general; violation of injunction, order, decree, or judgment; civil fine; retention of jurisdiction, continuation of cause, and petition for recovery of civil fine.
Section 445.906SectionAssurance of discontinuance of method, act, or practice.
Section 445.907SectionSubpoena; notice; confidentiality; penalty.
Section 445.908SectionCompliance with notice; conduct requiring assessment of civil penalty; petition for order to enforce compliance; violation of final order; injunction.
Section 445.909SectionPublication, public inspection and copying, and distribution of rules, final judgments, assurance of discontinuance, and other matters; request; fee.
Section 445.909aSectionList of consumer complaints.
Section 445.910SectionClass action by attorney general for actual damages; order; hearing; receiver; sequestration of assets; cost of notice; limitations.
Section 445.911SectionAction by person for declaratory judgment, injunction, or actual damages; class action by person for actual damages; order; hearing; receiver; sequestration of assets; cost of notice; limitations.
Section 445.912SectionMailing copy of complaint, judgment, decree, or order to attorney general; violation of injunction as evidence.
Section 445.913SectionFiling fees for commencing action or filing voluntary assurance.
Section 445.914SectionInvestigation by law enforcement officer.
Section 445.915SectionInvestigation and prosecution by prosecuting attorney.
Section 445.916SectionOther causes of action not affected; inconsistent ordinance or regulation prohibited.
Section 445.917SectionInvestigation of financial institutions; subpoena; report.
Section 445.918SectionInvestigation of public utilities; subpoena; report.
Section 445.919SectionInvestigation of certain persons by cemetery commission; subpoena; report.
Section 445.920SectionInvestigation of certain persons by director of department of energy, labor, and economic growth; subpoena; report.
Section 445.921SectionInvestigation of certain persons by commissioner of insurance; subpoena; report.
Section 445.922SectionEffective date.