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All Tied Up? The Evolving Consumer Protection Focus on Repair Restrictions

BY | December 11, 2023

As competition policy evolves with an increased emphasis on fairness, there has been a renewed focus on aftermarket repair restrictions–particularly the alleged tying of aftermarket parts or services. While rooted…

As competition policy evolves with an increased emphasis on fairness, there has been a renewed focus on aftermarket repair restrictions–particularly the alleged tying of aftermarket parts or services. While rooted in antitrust principles, consumer protection theories have been a primary driver of legislation and enforcement. Since 1975, the focus has been on defining unfair warranty restrictions under the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. While the FTC and private plaintiffs have recently signaled i

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