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White Paper: The Impact of Gregg v. Ameriprise Financial on Strict Liability in Pennsylvania Consumer Transactions

In February 2021, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania issued its long awaited decision in Gregg v. Ameriprise Financial. The decision closes the final chapter of a case that has captivated business leaders from around the United States and settles a key question of Pennsylvania law that has lingered in a gray area for 25 years.

Vorys has released a white paper that provides the history behind the case and outlines how this decision affects Pennsylvania business owners. 

The white paper covers a number of topics including: 

  • An overview of the Pennsylvania’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law (the CPL) and the controversial 1996 CPL amendment, referred to as the “catchall provision.”
  • The historical interpretation of the CPL catchall provision and its elements of deceptive conduct.
  • A detailed summary of Gregg v. Ameriprise Financial and the Court’s decision.
  • How the Gregg decision will impact Pennsylvania Businesses, especially those that engage in one-on-one sales to consumers.

Get a Copy: 

To download a PDF of the white paper, click here.

Upcoming Webinar: 

Vorys will be hosting a webinar on this decision on Thursday, April 29, 2021 from Noon - 1:00 p.m. ET. To learn more and to register, click here.

About the Author:

Mike Oliverio  is a partner in the Vorys Pittsburgh office and a member of the litigation group. He has experience in a wide variety of litigation matters, including complex commercial disputes; antitrust and securities law matters; false advertising and anti-competitive claims; trade secrets and data security; and financial fraud and investment scheme claims. Mike has represented businesses in a variety of industries in connection with claims under Pennsylvania’s Consumer Protection Law. 

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