March 29, 2019

Legislative Developments in State Consumer Protection Laws

Until very recently, legal principles surrounding unfairness, deception, and abusiveness have been defined primarily at the federal level. Yet with perceived federal retrenchment from consumer protection, states have increasingly taken a hard look at their roles in protecting their citizens from unfair, deceptive, or abusive acts or practices (UDAP/UDAAP).  Recent legislative changes in Maryland and Arkansas highlight the different approaches states are taking in how they regulate UDAP/UDAAP and through those changes are choosing to either prioritize consumer protection or protect industry from perceived overreach.

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