Md. COMMERCIAL LAW Code Ann. § 14-302 (2006)

§ 14-302. Unlawful practices

It is an unfair or deceptive trade practice within the meaning of Title
13 of this article for a seller to:

(1) Fail to furnish the buyer with:

(i) A fully completed receipt or copy of any contract which
to a door-to-door sale at the time of its execution, which is in the same
language as that principally used in the oral sales presentation, shows the
date of the transaction, and contains the name and address of the seller;

(ii) A statement which is in immediate proximity to the space
reserved in the contract for the signature of the buyer or, if a contract is
not used, is on the front page of the receipt and which, in boldface type of
minimum size of 10 points, is in substantially the following form:
"You, the buyer, may cancel this transaction at any time prior to
of the third business day after the date of this transaction. See the
notice of cancellation form for an explanation of this right.";

(2) Fail to furnish the buyer, at the time he signs the door-to-door
sales contract or otherwise agrees to buy consumer goods or consumer
from the seller, a completed form in duplicate, captioned "Notice of
Cancellation", which:

(i) Is attached to the contract or receipt and is easily

(ii) Contains in 10 point boldface type the following information
statements, in the same language as that used in the contract:

"Notice of Cancellation

(Enter date of


You may cancel this transaction, without any penalty or obligation,
three business days from the above date.
If you cancel, any property traded in, any payments made by you under the
contract or sale, and any negotiable instrument executed by you will be
returned within 10 business days following receipt by the seller of your
cancellation notice, and any security interest arising out of the
will be cancelled.
If you cancel, you must make available to the seller at your residence,
substantially as good condition as when received, any goods delivered to you
under this contract or sale; or you may, if you wish, comply with the
instructions of the seller regarding the return shipment of the goods at the
seller's expense and risk.
If you do make the goods available to the seller and the seller does not
pick them up within 20 days of the date of your notice of cancellation, you
may retain or dispose of the goods without any further obligation. If you
to make the goods available to the seller, or if you agree to return the
to the seller and fail to do so, then you remain liable for performance of
obligations under the contract.
To cancel this transaction, mail or deliver a signed and dated copy of
cancellation notice or any other written notice, or send a telegram,

(name of seller) (address of seller's place of business)
not later than midnight of ........
I hereby cancel this transaction.


(Buyer's signature)";

(3) Fail, before furnishing copies of the "Notice of Cancellation" to the
buyer, to complete both copies by entering the name of the seller, the
address of the seller's place of business, the date of the transaction, and
the date, not earlier than the third business day following the date of the
transaction, by which the buyer may give notice of cancellation;

(4) Include in any door-to-door sales contract or receipt any confession
of judgment or waiver of any of the rights to which the buyer is entitled
under this section, including specifically his right to cancel the sale in
accordance with the provisions of this section;

(5) Fail to inform the buyer orally, at the time he signs the contract or
purchases the consumer goods or consumer services, of his right to cancel;

(6) Misrepresent in any manner the buyer's right to cancel;

(7) Fail or refuse to honor any valid notice of cancellation by a buyer
and, within 10 business days after the receipt of that notice, to:

(i) Refund all payments made under the contract or sale;

(ii) Return, in substantially as good condition as when received by
the seller, any goods or property traded in;

(iii) Cancel and return any negotiable instrument executed by the
buyer in connection with the contract or sale and take any action necessary
or appropriate to terminate promptly any security interest created in the

(8) Negotiate, transfer, sell, or assign any note or other evidence of
indebtedness to a finance company or other third party before midnight of
the fifth business day following the day the contract was signed or the
consumer goods or consumer services were purchased;

(9) Fail, within 10 business days of receiving a buyer's notice of
cancellation, to notify him whether the seller intends to repossess or to
abandon any shipped or delivered goods;

(10) Solicit a sale or order for sale of goods or services at the
residence of a prospective buyer, without clearly, affirmatively and
expressly revealing at the time the person initially contacts the
prospective buyer, and before making any other statement, except a greeting,
or asking the prospective buyer any other questions:

(i) The identity of the person making the solicitation.

(ii) The trade name of the person represented by the person making the

(iii) The kind of goods or services being offered.

(iv) And, the person making the solicitation shall, in addition to
meeting the requirements of paragraphs (i), (ii), and (iii), show and
display identification which states the information required by paragraphs
(i) and (ii) as well as the address of the place of business of one of the
persons identified; or

(11) To use any plan, scheme, or ruse in soliciting a sale or order for
the sale of goods or services at the residence of a prospective buyer, which
misrepresents the solicitor's true status or mission for the purpose of
making the sale or order for the sale of goods or services.