The consumer advocacy movement of the late 1970's induced the Congress and the state legislatures to enact numerous consumer protection statutes. Unfortunately, several years elapsed before the public and the legislatures realized that those statutes did not protect the consumer in what is frequently the consumer's most significant personal purchase-the automobile.
Carol S. Nance,
Virginia's Lemon Law: The Best Treatment for Car Owner's Canker?,
U. Rich. L. Rev.
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