With H.157, you could go to the state registry and find a contractor near you who will have insurance and will deliver a contract. But the governor killed that.
Tag: consumer protection
Boston Scientific to pay Vermont $1.1 million for unfairly marketing surgical mesh to women
The company failed to properly represent serious complications associated with transvaginal surgical mesh implants. The case marks the third multi-state settlement against manufacturers of the product in recent years.
Builders prepare for next year’s try at contractor licensing
Vermont is one of only a handful of states that doesn’t require contractor registration or licensing.
Consumer protection bill becomes law without Scott's signature
Gov. Scott said this year's bill was an improvement over last year's effort, but still flawed.
Vermont Legal Aid bill takes aim at auto dealer deceptive practices
An attorney with the group has created a spreadsheet that shows examples at Vermont dealerships, including cases in which buyers have loan payments that are more than half their monthly income.
Grocers say proposed milk-labeling bill would cause problems at stores
A measure introduced by the House Agriculture Committee would limit the use of the label ‘milk’ to its traditional definition, the beverage that comes from cows and certain other hoofed animals.
Opponents raise objections to consumer protection bill
Representatives from AT&T and Enterprise Rent-a-Car raised concerns over contracts bill, as Senate lawmakers look to move it out of committee.
Vermont to get $2.9 million from legal settlements
The state has settled claims against Wells Fargo, Fiat Chrysler, Bosch and Career Education Corp. for practices that allegedly misled consumers and violated Vermont law.
Attorney general warns scammers targeting utility customers
News Release -- Office of the Attorney General October 16, 2018 Contact: Christopher Curtis, Chief Public Protection Division 802-828-3171 AG and Vermont Power Companies Unite to Reassure Vermonters MONTPELIER -- Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan is warning Vermonters about a spike in scams by fraudsters pretending to be utilities. The Attorney General issued a “Scam Alert” […]
Vermont landlords settle claims for violations of lead law
News Release -- Office of the Attorney General April 6, 2018 Contact: Justin Kolber Assistant Attorney General (802) 828-5620 The Attorney General’s Office settled with six landlords in Vermont for violations of consumer protection and lead laws. Vermont’s lead law protects all Vermonters, especially children, from the harmful effects of lead poisoning. Every landlord with […]
Consumer protection bill clears senate hurdle
News Release -- Office of Vermont Attorney General March 8, 2018 Contact: Charity R. Clark Assistant Attorney General 802-656-8430 Montpelier – A bill that would protect small businesses targeted by aggressive lease financing companies has passed unanimously out of the Senate Committee on Economic Development, Housing, and General Affairs. The bill, S.206, addresses many of […]
Windham and Windsor Housing Trust Celebrates National Consumer Protection Week
News Release — Windham & Windsor Housing Trust March 7, 2018 Contact: Lissa Harris Marketing and Outreach Coordinator, WWHT 802-246-2102 email@example.com Brattleboro - During the first full week of March, the Federal Trade Commission marks National Consumer Protection Week. The National Consumer Protection Week is a time to help people understand their consumer rights and […]
Vermont Attorney General announces consumer protection settlement with MD Cosmetics and owner Erin Jewell
News Release -- January 26, 2018 Contact: James Layman, Assistant Attorney General 802-828-2315 Montpelier - Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan announced a settlement of consumer protection claims against MD Cosmetics Medical Spa and its owner, Erin Jewell. The settlement resolves the Attorney General’s claim that MD Cosmetics engaged in unfair and deceptive conduct by closing […]
Vermont House approves consumer protection legislation
News Release -- Office of the Speaker of the House January 17, 2018 Contact: Katherine Levasseur Office of the Speaker of the House KLevasseur@leg.state.vt.us The House today unanimously approved H.593, the consumer protection bill. This legislation addresses automatic contract renewals, retainage for construction materials, credit protection for vulnerable persons and use of credit information for […]