Pa. Consumer Law Doesn't Ensure Jury Trial, Court Says

Law360, New York (December 13, 2012, 3:39 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania appeals court ruled Wednesday that the state's Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law does not give an automatic right to a trial by jury to a couple alleging an insurer deceived them into buying nine life insurance policies.

A three-judge panel of the Pennsylvania Superior Court affirmed an Allegheny County Court ruling, after a nine-day bench trial last year, that plaintiffs Ross E. Fazio and Joan L. Fazio did not sufficiently prove that they were duped into buying the policies from The Guardian...
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