Title

The Wisconsin Consumer Act: Territorial Considerations

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2013

Publication Information

Ralph C. Anzivino, The Wisconsin Consumer Act: Territorial Considerations, Ralph C. Anzivino, The Wisconsin Consumer Act: Territorial Considerations, 96 Marq. L. Rev. 833 (2013)

Source Publication

96 Marquette Law Review 833 (2013)

Abstract

This Article primarily analyzes the impact of the territorial specifications of the Wisconsin Consumer Act on a consumer transaction. The Wisconsin Consumer Act specifies six territorial circumstances, and this Article analyzes each separately. The six territorial circumstances are as follows: (1) Was the transaction “made in Wisconsin”?; (2) Is there collection activity in Wisconsin?; (3) Is there collection activity in a foreign jurisdiction?; (4) Did the transaction involve an open-end credit sale?; (5) Did the parties’ contract contain a Wisconsin or foreign choice- of-law clause?; and (6) How do the WCA venue rules apply? Depending on which of the territorial circumstances applies, all or some parts of the WCA will apply to the consumer transaction.