Pennsylvania Consumer Law
AUTHOR: CAROLYN L. CARTER, Editor
CONTRIBUTING AUTHORS: Irv Ackelsberg, Noah Axler, Robert W. Ballenger, Cary L. Flitter, Catherine T. Martin, Josie B.H. Pickens, Carlo Sabatini, Andrew M. Milz, Thu B. Tran, Julia Zebley
1 Volume, Loose-Leaf Bound
Published: December, 2002 (Previous Edition: 1997)
Most recent supplement/update: 2020 supplement; released Dec. 2019; $135.00
A DIVERSE PRACTICE NEEDS A STRONG FOUNDATION!
This is the only book available that focuses on Pennsylvania's unique web of intricate, intertwined consumer laws. This resource discusses all of the laws in detail, and deals with how they relate to one another and to federal laws and regulations governing consumer transactions.
Bisel's PENNSYLVANIA CONSUMER LAW is the successor to the Banks-Baldwin book of the same name. Our new book has greatly expanded the previous edition: more forms; a completely revised and updated text; and newly-added discussions of telemarketing laws, credit repair clinics, health clubs and weight loss centers, security interests in consumer leasing transactions, the Plain Language Law, and consumer credit protections applicable to bank transactions. There is now a greatly expanded discussion of federal preemption of Pennsylvania usury laws, and detailed coverage of the new regulation and case law under the Homeowners Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program.
PENNSYLVANIA CONSUMER LAW gives you:
- Detailed analysis of consumer laws and regulations
- Practice tips and advice
- Sample individual and class action complaints
- Discovery materials
- Motions and briefs in foreclosure cases
- Sample objections to judgment execution upon personal property
Do you need to know the answers to these and other consumer questions?
- My client has just had a judgment entered against him in the Court of Common Pleas. What property is exempt from execution? How do I obtain a Stay?
- How does my client comply with the Pennsylvania Fair Credit Extension Uniformity Act? As an attorney collecting my own debts, are my letters and phone calls covered? What tactics are considered abusive?
- My client has had his car in the shop for an oil leak three times in the past year and the problem still is not fixed. Do I have grounds to file a complaint under the Lemon Law? What allegations should I make in the complaint? There also is a good possibility that the odometer was reset. What is the law on odometer fraud?
- My client bought a product from a mail solicitation and has now changed her mind. What contract cancellation rights does she have?
- What laws control the interest rates that my client (a Pennsylvania bank) can charge in consumer loans? For credit cards?
- My clients' mortgage may be foreclosed upon. What notices must they receive? What defects can invalidate the notices? Can my clients receive mortgage assistance? Should my clients contemplate bankruptcy?
- What must be included in my client's (a car dealer) ads to comply with the Consumer Protection Law? What must the repair invoices show?
- My client's car was just repossessed and now a deficiency suit has been filed against her. How do I defend against such a suit? What are typical counterclaims and new matter?
If so, you need PENNSYLVANIA CONSUMER LAW!
SUMMARY OF CONTENTS
Introduction and Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Chapter 1. Chart of Laws Applicable to Consumer Transactions 2. Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law 3. Lemon Law 4. Odometer Fraud 5. Usury Law 6. Mortgage Foreclosure 7. Judgment Execution 8. The Law of Repossessions