John J. Woodcock III Lemon Law Records and Oral Histories
The collection is housed in the Special Collections Department, Elihu Burritt Library, 1615 Stanley Street, New Britain, CT 06050.
This collection primarily documents John J. Woodcock's introduction, implementation and improvement of Connecticut legislation created to protect consumers from poorly made automobiles. The records also document the impact of Connecticut's first in the nation law upon other states seeking similar redress for their citizens. The collection is divided into six Series-passage of Lemon Laws, Lemon Laws in other states, Federal attempts at pre-emption, court cases and legal challenges, publicity including scrapbooks of newspaper clippings and video and audio tapes, and elections and campaigns.
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