Consumer Law

Before the year 1965 there was not a lot of help available for consumers. Garland Dempsey is given credit for being one of the first individuals to consider the idea of consumer laws. Dempsey helped his neighbors, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Outlaw, file a complaint against a finance company for swindling. The Outlaw’s received a refund from the company in the amount of $787 and the case got national attention.