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Pa. Justices Say State Consumer Law Applies To Nonresidents

Law360 (February 21, 2018, 3:12 PM EST) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that nonresidents can use the state’s consumer protection statute to sue Pennsylvania businesses over out-of-state transactions, favoring the California man behind a class action against a home security company.

In a case referred to the court by the Third Circuit, the justices concluded that the state’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law did not contain any geographic restrictions or residency requirements. Their decision revives California resident Jobe Danganan’s putative federal class action against Guardian Protection Services.

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