State Consumer Protection Acts: An Update on Trends

In 2009, the Searle Civil Justice Institute (SCJI) conducted the first large-scale empirical examination of consumer protection acts (CPAs). The 2009 Report found that CPAs were becoming more favorable to consumers and there was a pronounced upward trend in state CPA litigation from 2000-2007. It also found a positive association between more consumer-friendly statutes and the number of reported cases. This Report picks up where the 2009 Report left off, examining trends in CPA statutes and litigation from 2008-2013.

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