Week 5 – Feb. 18, 2019
Syllabus: The Role of the State Attorney General
Since the passage of state Unfair and Deceptive Practices Acts (UDAP) in the late 1970’s, all State Attorneys General have responsibility in the area of consumer protection, which increasingly includes privacy issues. This week discusses the broad nature of that authority and how Attorneys General cooperate with each other on multistate matters.
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- Gen. L. ch 93A: Regulation of Business Practices for Consumer's Protection. (Massachusetts Consumer Protection Statute)
- Henry N. Butler & Joshua D. Wright,Are State Consumer Protection Acts Really Little-FTC Acts?, 63 Fla. L. Rev. 163 (2011)
- Minnesota Attorney General v. Accretive (various articles) (2008 - 2016)
- Collection of Uber Readings (2016 - 2018)
- NY Internet Access Consumer Case Readings (2018 - 2019)
- Paul Nolette,State attorneys general are more and more powerful. Is that a problem?, Washington Post(March 5, 2015) (supplemental reading)
- AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion,131 S. Ct. 1740 (2011)
- Newsletter summarizing AG consumer protection actions, Each class member will be responsible for selecting at least one matter from the website sampling to discuss in class