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Unfair Trade Practices Consumer Protection Law Can Be a Game Changer.

It is a good idea to consult a lawyer about the applicability of such a consumer protection statute to your case.  There are some complexities that may need to be addressed and the defendant may have certain defenses that can turn the case around. Using such a provision effectively requires knowledge and experience.

When Should a Court Award Treble Damages Under UTPCPL?

No. 1,362 E.S. MANAGEMENT v. GAO et al., 2017 PA Super 362 (November 15, 2017 A group of students, all citizens of China, were searching for housing for the 2014-2015 school year at Carnegie Mellon University.  While still overseas, they asked a friend to look at an apartment being advertised by E. S. Management.  E. […]

Does a Consumer Have a Remedy When He Learns that a Used Computer Was Grossly Overpriced?

No. 1,175 Is there anything I can do about a rent-a-center agreement?   Q:I went to rent a center for a computer, the retail price they advertised was $1199. I thought that meant that is what it was worth, maybe a little extra for the fact that it’s rent to own. Anyways i found out […]


CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 40 years and (inter alia) is a real estate litigator and legal writer. The posts in this blog are intended to provide general information about legal topics of interest to lawyers and consumers with a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania focus. However, this information does not constitute legal advice and there is no lawyer-client relationship created when you read this blog. You are encouraged to leave comments but be aware that posted comments can be read by others. If you wish to contact me in privacy, please use the Contact Form located immediately below this message. I will reply promptly and in strict confidence.


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