Pa. AG Can Join FTC's Fraud Suit Against Publisher

Law360 (May 3, 2021, 4:32 PM EDT) -- The attorney general of Pennsylvania can sue a publisher of business newsletters and law books under the state's consumer protection law because even business-to-business transactions fall under the AG's "public enforcement" powers under the law, a federal judge has ruled.

U.S. District Judge Joel H. Slomsky on Friday rejected arguments from Malvern, Pennsylvania-based American Future Systems Inc. — doing business under the names Progressive Business Publications and the Center for Employment Education Law — which had claimed that the attorney general can enforce the law against deceptive business practices only when the practices target individual consumers, rather than other businesses....

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