Consumer Protection Legislation for the District of Columbia: Hearings Before the Subcommittee on Business and Commerce...90-1&2, on S. 316, S. 2589, S. 2590, S. 2592, December5, 12, 13, 1967; January 30, 31; February 1, 1968
1968 - 295 pages
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Page 18 - ... or to give evidence touching the matter in question; and any failure to obey such order of the court may be punished by such court as a contempt thereof.
Page 290 - If the petitioner applies to the court for leave to adduce additional evidence, and shows to the satisfaction of the court that such additional evidence is material and that there were reasonable grounds for the failure to adduce such evidence in the proceeding before the...
Page 18 - Any person may be compelled to appear and depose and to produce documentary evidence in the same manner as witnesses may be compelled to appear and testify and produce documentary evidence before the commission as hereinbefore provided.
Page 18 - Such testimony shall be reduced to writing by the person taking the deposition, or under his direction, and shall then be subscribed by the deponent.
Page 106 - The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.
Page 18 - Act, or of any amendments thereto, on the ground or for the reason that the testimony or evidence, documentary or otherwise, required of him may tend to incriminate him or subject him to a penalty or forfeiture...
Page 28 - Acts of bankruptcy by a person shall consist of his having (1) conveyed, transferred, concealed or removed, or permitted to be concealed or removed, any part of his property with intent to hinder, delay or defraud his creditors, or any of them...
Page 63 - No contract for health studio services shall require or entail the execution of any note or series of notes by the buyer which when separately negotiated will cut off as to third parties any right of action or defense which the buyer may have against the seller.
Page 8 - A sale, lease, or rental of consumer goods or services with a purchase price of $25 or more, whether under single or multiple contracts, In which the seller or his representative personally solicits the sale, Including those In response to or following an Invitation by the buyer, and the buyer's agreement or offer to purchase Is made at a place other than the place of business of the seller. The term "door-todoor sale...
Page 29 - We cannot condemn too strongly appellee's conduct. It raises serious questions of sharp practice and irresponsible business dealings. A review of the legislation in the District of Columbia affecting retail sales and the pertinent decisions of the highest court in this jurisdiction disclose, however, no ground upon which this court can declare the contracts in question contrary to public policy. We note that were the Maryland Retail Installment Sales Act, Art.