Written by attorney Eric B. Smith

Pennsylvania’s Consumer Protection Act - Strict Liability for Deceptive Conduct

Dissecting the February 17, 2021 Gregg v. Ameriprise Financial, Inc., 2021 LEXIS 208 (Pa.) decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court interpreting the Pennsylvania’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law (“CPL”) to be a strict liability statute, making such claims easier to prove.

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The Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law is a powerful resource for consumers victimized by deceptive conduct in the marketplace. Strict liability for deceptive conduct now applies in connection with residential leases, home improvement contracts, the buying and selling of real estate, and financial investments, banking and loans, and other purchases or leases of goods or services primarily for personal, family or household purposes.

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