Shopping on the Net: Legal Protection for Consumers

9 Otago Law Review 51-70, 1997

20 Pages Posted: 10 Feb 2016

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Kate Tokeley

Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 2007

Abstract

In this article the author outlines some difficulties facing the cyber-shopper. These include the practical difficulties of enforcement and redress which arise when a cyber-shopper purchases a defective product from an overseas supplier, or when misleading information is placed on the internet by an overseas supplier. This article argues that some of these problems can and should be resolved by adapting existing laws in the specific areas of evidence and contract formation.

Keywords: consumer, cyber, online shopping, online, shopping, redress, defective, product, misleading, international trade, international, trade, legislation, evidence, contract

JEL Classification: K00, K10, K11, K12, K13, K14, K19, K2, K202, K22, K23, K39, K30, K4, K40, K41, K42

Suggested Citation

Tokeley, Kate, Shopping on the Net: Legal Protection for Consumers (2007). 9 Otago Law Review 51-70, 1997, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2729634

Kate Tokeley (Contact Author)

Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law ( email )

PO Box 600
Wellington, 6140
New Zealand

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