Action Alert: Receipt of Unwanted and Unordered Merchandise

AALL Government Relations is asking you to take action if your law library receives unwanted and unordered merchandise from a legal materials vendor.   Check out AALL’s Action Alert for details on filing a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regarding unwanted and unordered merchandise.

In her May 2012 Update, AALL Vendor Liaison Margie Maes urged members to submit complaints to the FTC because a rise in complaints may spur the FTC to revise a rule concerning the Use of Prenotification Negative Option Plans. In 2009, AALL submitted comments to the FTC urging the agency to expand the rule to cover institutional consumers, such as law libraries. The Government Relations Office, working with the Consumer Advocacy Caucus under the direction of the AALL Executive Board, has issued instructions in the new alert to submit complaints to the FTC through their online complaint assistant.

Thanks in advance for taking action!

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