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SB-1188 Consumers Legal Remedies Act: material facts.(2013-2014)

As Amends the Law Today


 Section 1762 is added to the Civil Code, to read:

 For purposes of this title:
(a) Fraud or deceit may consist of the suppression or omission of a material fact by one who is bound to disclose it or who gives information of other facts that are likely to mislead for want of communication of that fact.
(b) A fact is material if a reasonable person would attach importance to its existence or nonexistence in determining a choice of action in the transaction in question.
(c) Materiality is not limited to circumstances in which a product poses a threat to health or safety.
(d) This section shall not expand or restrict warranty rights or obligations.