Pa. Consumer Law Protects Nonresidents, State Justices Hear

Law360, Harrisburg (November 28, 2017, 4:09 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania attorney pushed the state’s Supreme Court on Tuesday to find that the state’s consumer protection statute allows a nonresident to sue a Pennsylvania business over out-of-state transactions, arguing that an adverse ruling would leave his client without any way to fight being charged for a canceled home protection plan. 

Attorney Michael Donovan told the justices at oral argument that the state’s General Assembly drafted the state’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law in a way that allowed out-of-state residents to bring claims against...
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