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As used in this chapter, certain terms are defined as follows:
(a) “Consumer transaction” means any oral or written agreement, sale, lease assignment, award by chance, or other transfers of an item of goods, a service, a franchise, or an intangible (except those transactions between persons, as defined in Ohio R.C. 4905.03 and 5725.01, and their customers, or between attorneys or physicians and their clients or patients), to an individual for purposes that are primarily personal, family or household, or solicitation to supply any of these things.
(b) “Consumer” means a person who engages in a consumer transaction with a supplier.
(c) “Knowledge” means actual awareness, but such actual awareness may be inferred where objective manifestations indicate that the individual involved acted with such awareness.
(d) “Person” includes an individual, corporation, government, government subdivision or agency, business trust, joint stock company, estate, trust, partnership, association, cooperative, or any other legal entity, or their legal representatives, agents, assigns, employees or successors.
(e) “Supplier” means a seller, lessor, assignor, franchisor, or other person engaged in the business of effecting or soliciting consumer transactions whether or not such person deals directly with the consumer.
(Ord. 28-1985. Passed 8-5-85.)