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A Simple Guide to Pennsylvania Consumer Protection Law

Pennsylvania residents often overlook a very powerful tool at their disposal - the Pennsylvania Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law ("UTPCPL"). In simple terms, the law gives people who buy goods or services for personal, family, or household purposes a way to privately sue businesses for illegal behavior and even for behavior that is deceptive or predatory. The behavior prohibited by this law is broken out into twenty-one categories. The Pennsylvania legislature was generous enough to make the twenty-first category broad enough to encompass almost any scenario: "any other fraudulent or deceptive conduct which creates a likelihood of confusion or of misunderstanding." Perhaps the most attractive part of the law is the ability of people to request the following: up to three times their actual damages, the fees used to pay for their attorney, and the court costs for filing the action. To sum, this law levels the playing field between individual consumers and more powerful businesses.

Gregory R. Gifford
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    "Matthew Taylor Wilkov, Esquire, Graduates from U.S. Army War College"
    LANSDALE – Gregory Gifford, managing partner of Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg and Gifford, P.C. says the firm is honored to have a U.S. Army War College graduate among its ranks.Read more...

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Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg and Gifford has been a member of the local Penn Suburban Chamber of Commerce (previously known as North Penn Suburban Chamber of Commerce) for more than 25 years.

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