Topic: Service Contracts and Warranties

Locke Lord QuickStudy: New Washington Statutory Financial Requirements for Providers of Service Contracts and Protection Product Guarantees Effective July 28, 2019

Washington H.B. 1001 was enacted on April 8, 2019, and will take effect on July 28, 2019.1 H.B. 1001 makes changes to Wash Rev. Code Chapter 48.110 governing service contracts and protection product guarantees which permit new items to be covered under service contracts and establishes new minimum net worth and financial responsibility requirements for service contract providers.

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Use It or Lose It?: FTC Warns Companies Against Conditioning Warranty Coverage on Use of Specified Parts or Services

On April 10, 2018, the FTC announced that its staff sent warning letters to six major companies that market and sell automobiles, cellular devices, and video gaming systems in the United States. The FTC expressed concerns with the companies’ promotional and warranty materials that require consumers to use specified parts or service providers to keep their warranties intact.

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