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Chapter 19.86 RCW

UNFAIR BUSINESS PRACTICES — CONSUMER PROTECTION

RCW Sections

19.86.010Definitions.
19.86.020Unfair competition, practices, declared unlawful.
19.86.023Violation of RCW 15.86.030 constitutes violation of RCW 19.86.020.
19.86.030Contracts, combinations, conspiracies in restraint of trade declared unlawful.
19.86.040Monopolies and attempted monopolies declared unlawful.
19.86.050Transactions and agreements not to use or deal in commodities or services of competitor declared unlawful when lessens competition.
19.86.060Acquisition of corporate stock by another corporation to lessen competition declared unlawful -- Exceptions -- Judicial order to divest.
19.86.070Labor not an article of commerce -- Chapter not to affect mutual, nonprofit organizations.
19.86.080Attorney general may restrain prohibited acts -- Costs -- Restoration of property.
19.86.085Establishment of investigation unit -- Receipt and use of criminal history information.
19.86.090Civil action for damages -- Treble damages authorized -- Action by governmental entities.
19.86.093Civil action -- Unfair or deceptive act or practice -- Claim elements.
19.86.095Request for injunctive relief -- Appellate proceeding -- Service on the attorney general.
19.86.100Assurance of discontinuance of prohibited act -- Approval of court -- Not considered admission.
19.86.110Demand to produce documentary materials for inspection, answer written interrogatories, or give oral testimony -- Contents -- Service -- Unauthorized disclosure -- Return -- Modification, vacation -- Use -- Penalty.
19.86.115Materials from a federal agency or other state's attorney general.
19.86.120Limitation of actions -- Tolling.
19.86.130Final judgment to restrain is prima facie evidence in civil action -- Exceptions.
19.86.140Civil penalties.
19.86.145Penalties -- Animals used in biomedical research.
19.86.150Dissolution, forfeiture of corporate franchise for violations.
19.86.160Personal service of process outside state.
19.86.170Exempted actions or transactions -- Stipulated penalties and remedies are exclusive.
19.86.900Severability -- 1961 c 216.
19.86.910Short title.
19.86.920Purpose -- Interpretation -- Liberal construction -- Saving -- 1985 c 401; 1983 c 288; 1983 c 3; 1961 c 216.

Notes:

Adult family homes: Chapter 70.128 RCW.

Advertisement of children for adoption: RCW 26.33.400.

Agriculture -- Declarations of "Washington state grown": RCW 15.04.410.

Auctioneers: Chapter 18.11 RCW.

Automotive repair: Chapter 46.71 RCW.

Bail bond agents -- Records -- Finances -- Disposition of security -- Application of consumer protection act: RCW 18.185.210.

Business opportunity fraud act: Chapter 19.110 RCW.

Camping resorts: RCW 19.105.405, 19.105.500.

Charitable solicitations, regulation: RCW 19.09.340.

Check cashers and sellers: Chapter 31.45 RCW.

Cigarettes -- Sales below cost: RCW 19.91.300.

Collection agencies: RCW 19.16.120, 19.16.440.

Commercial telephone solicitation: Chapter 19.158 RCW.

Consumer leases: RCW 63.10.050.

Contractors: Chapter 18.27 RCW.

Credit -- Fair credit reporting act: Chapter 19.182 RCW.

Credit services organization act: RCW 19.134.070.

Debt adjusting: RCW 18.28.185.

Degree-granting institutions: Chapter 28B.85 RCW.

Distressed property conveyances: Chapter 61.34 RCW.

Electronic mail -- Commercial: Chapter 19.190 RCW.

Electronic signatures -- Licensed certification authority using license in violation of chapter 19.86 RCW: RCW 19.34.100.

Embalmers and funeral directors: RCW 18.39.350.

Employment agencies -- Enforcement: RCW 19.31.210.

Escrow agents -- Advertisement, statement, or reference to existence of financial responsibility requirements prohibited -- Referral fees prohibited: RCW 18.44.400, 18.44.450.

Fair credit reporting act: Chapter 19.182 RCW.

Franchise investment protection: RCW 19.100.030, 19.100.160, 19.100.190, 19.100.200.

Funeral and cemetery board -- Violation -- Penalty -- Unfair practice -- Other laws applicable: RCW 68.05.330.

Going out of business sales: Chapter 19.178 RCW.

Health studio services: Chapter 19.142 RCW.

Hearing instrument dispensing, advertising, etc. -- Application: RCW 18.35.110, 18.35.120, 18.35.180.

Heating oil pollution liability protection act: RCW 70.149.100.

House-to-house sales by minors: RCW 49.12.310.

Immigration services fraud prevention act: RCW 19.154.090.

International student exchange: Chapter 19.166 RCW.

Kosher food products: Chapter 69.90 RCW.

Land development law: RCW 58.19.270.

Law against discrimination: RCW 49.60.030.

Lease-purchase agreements: Chapter 63.19 RCW.

Leases: RCW 62A.2A-104.

Life settlements act: Chapter 48.102 RCW.

Manufactured and mobile home installation service and warranty service standards: RCW 43.22.440.

Mechanics' and materialmen's liens -- Acts of coercion: RCW 60.04.035.

Medicaid patient discrimination: RCW 74.42.055.

Mortgage brokers: Chapter 19.146 RCW.

Motor vehicle dealers: Chapter 46.70 RCW.

Motor vehicle subleasing or transfer: Chapter 19.116 RCW.

Motor vehicle warranties: Chapter 19.118 RCW.

Nursing homes -- Discrimination against medicaid recipients: RCW 74.42.055.

Offers to alter bids at sales pursuant to deeds of trust: RCW 61.24.135.

On-site sewage additive manufacturers: RCW 70.118.080.

Operator services: RCW 80.36.360, 80.36.400, 80.36.530, 80.36.540.

Pay-per-call information delivery services: Chapter 19.162 RCW.

Private vocational schools: Chapter 28C.10 RCW.

Promotional advertising of prizes: Chapter 19.170 RCW.

Radio communications service companies not regulated by utilities and transportation commission: RCW 80.66.010.

Roofing and siding contractors and salespersons: Chapter 19.186 RCW.

Sellers of travel: Chapter 19.138 RCW.

Telephone buyers' protection act: Chapter 19.130 RCW.

Timeshare act: Chapter 64.36 RCW.

Unsolicited goods or services: Chapter 19.56 RCW.

Usurious contracts: RCW 19.52.036.

Water companies exempt from utilities and transportation commission regulation: RCW 80.04.010.

Weatherization of leased or rented residences: RCW 70.164.060.