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December 2008     MCLE Test and Answer Sheet

Test No. 176: American Made

 
 

Instructions for Obtaining MCLE Credit

The Los Angeles County Bar Association certifies that this activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education elimination of bias credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1 hour. To apply for credit, please follow the instructions.

1. Study the CLE article.

2. Answer the test questions by marking the appropriate boxes. Each question has only one answer.

3. Photocopies of this answer sheet may be submitted; however, this form should not be enlarged or reduced. Mail the answer sheet and the $15 testing fee ($20 for non-LACBA members) to:

Los Angeles Lawyer
MCLE Test
P.O. Box 55020
Los Angeles, CA 90055 

Make checks payable to Los Angeles Lawyer.

4. You can also fill in the test form and submit it directly to LACBA by clicking "Submit." To submit your test answers online you will need to pay by credit card. After submitting your answers you will be presented with a screen requesting payment information. This information will be submitted in a secure mode which will allow you to safely transmit your credit card number over the Internet. If you prefer not to pay by credit card, please print this answer sheet and submit your responses by regular mail.

5. Within six weeks, Los Angeles Lawyer will return your test with the correct answers, a rationale for the correct answers, and a certificate verifying the CLE credit you earned through this self-assessment activity.

6. For future reference, please retain the CLE test materials returned to you.

 
 Test Sheet
 
 

Mark your answers to the test by clicking next to your choice.  All questions must be answered.  Each question has only one answer. This test is worth 1 hour of credit.*

1. Consumers uniformly rely on a "Made in USA" designation on a product in making purchasing decisions.
 True.
 False.

2. In surveys, consumers generally agree how much of a product should be of domestic content in order to be appropriately labeled Made in USA.
 True.
 False.

3. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, surveyed food suppliers found little or no value in labeling their products as Made in USA.
 True.
 False.

4. The Federal Trade Commission's Enforcement Policy Statement on U.S. Origin Claims contains no bright-line rules to determine whether a product can be labeled as Made in USA.
 True.
 False.

5. In order for a product to be labeled Made in USA under the Federal Trade Commission's enforcement guidelines, the product must be "all or virtually all made in the United States."
 True.
 False.

6. Under the Federal Trade Commission guidelines, a product must contain no foreign content whatsoever in order to be labeled as Made in USA.
 True.
 False.

7. The Federal Trade Commission will look to a variety of factors to determine if a product is "all or virtually all" Made in USA.
 True.
 False.

8. Raw materials are not automatically included or excluded in the evaluation of whether a product is "all or virtually all" Made in USA.
 True.
 False.

9. The Federal Trade Commission Act grants standing to private litigants to prosecute Made in USA claims under the act.
 True.
 False.

10. The Federal Trade Commission Enforcement Policy Statement on U.S. Origin Claims has not been revised in more than 10 years.
 True.
 False.

11. Compliance with Federal Trade Commission guidelines can provide a complete defense to an unfair or deceptive practices case in some states.
 True.
 False.

12. A class action is available as a procedural mechanism to address a deceptive act or practices claim in all 50 states.
 True.
 False.

13. Some states have no statute specifically addressing Made in USA claims.
 True.
 False.

14. The court in In re Sears Roebuck and Company Tools Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation denied class certification because the proposed class was not sufficiently identifiable.
 True.
 False.

15. In some class actions involving Made in USA claims, each class member must prove that he or she was deceived.
 True.
 False.

16. Business and Professions Code Section 17533.7 regulates sales of merchandise only within the State of California.
 True.
 False.

17. A dozen California Court of Appeal decisions have addressed the interpretation of Business and Professions Code Section 17533.7.
 True.
 False.

18. A manufactured product that includes imported parts critical for the product's operation could not be offered for sale in California as Made in USA under Business and Professions Code Section 17533.7.
 True.
 False.

19. In Colgan v. Leatherman Tool Group, Inc., the individual class members obtained monetary relief.
 True.
 False.

20. The majority opinion in Benson v. Kwikset Corporation acknowledged a potential for abuse if a literal interpretation of Business and Professions Code Section 17533.7 is applied to a claim under California's Unfair Competition Law.
 True.
 False.

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If you do not wish to complete this transaction over the Internet you should print this page and send it to the address listed in Step 3 of the instructions at the top of this page.


 
Before clicking the Submit button, please verify that all questions have been answered. An error message will appear if not all questions are answered.

* The Los Angeles County Bar Association has been approved as a continuing legal education provider of Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California. This self-assessment activity will qualify for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of one hour.

 


 
  
 

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