Pa. Justices Could Shift State's Consumer Litigation
Law360 (August 15, 2019, 12:49 PM EDT) -- The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania recently announced it will hear Gregg v. Ameriprise Financial, a dispute over the culpability standard for the “catch-all” provision of Pennsylvania’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law. That statute allows consumers who purchase goods or services to sue vendors who engage in “fraudulent or deceptive conduct” that “creates a likelihood of confusion or of misunderstanding” during a transaction. Depending on how the Supreme Court decides the case, Gregg could profoundly change the field of consumer protection litigation in Pennsylvania.
In Gregg, the plaintiffs met with a financial adviser, who persuaded them to liquidate their life...
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