As of July 1, Alabama consumers can recover the purchase price, plus damages, for bogus collectibles

Act No. 2022-398
by Rep. Ginny Shaver, R-Leesburg

As of July 1, Alabama consumers who provide “substantial evidence” within three years of purchase that a collectible item is not authentic can recover the purchase price plus damages. The new law allows consumers to file a state civil action to recover the damages.

The law defines collectible as “an autographed item, entertainment media item, historical artifact, limited edition item, item of memorabilia, sports item or similar item represented to have value based on the collectible nature of the item.”

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