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AGs Jeer Proposed Changes To Consumer Contract Guide

Law360 (May 15, 2019, 9:59 PM EDT) -- The attorneys general of 23 states and Washington, D.C., have urged the American Law Institute to reject proposed changes to the guidelines set by the organization to help courts deal with consumer contract cases, arguing that consumers would be harmed by what the officials perceive as a loosening of standards.

Attorneys general from states such as New Jersey, Mississippi, California and Kentucky urged ALI to vote down the so-called restatement of the organization's Law of Consumer Contracts when members gather at their annual meeting next week, as the amendments would leave consumers inadequately protected, according to their Tuesday letter to ALI...

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