A Compliance Guide to Pennsylvania's 'Plain English' Consumer Contract Law

Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly, Vol. 66, No. 2, p. 74, 1995

5 Pages Posted: 26 May 2012

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Roseann B. Termini

Widener University Delaware Law School

Date Written: April 1, 1995

Abstract

This article address the initial impact of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's Plain Language Consumer Contract Act (Act), effective June 23, 1994, Pennsylvania is not unique. Pennsylvania has now joined the ranks of several other states which enacted similar consumer legislation years ago. The article also discusses the review procedures implemented by the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General for preapproval of contracts, documents or leases covered by the Act. Specific sections of the Act, in terms of transactions covered and transactions excluded are reviewed. Finally, the article addresses "Plain English" practice pointers.

Keywords: legal writing, contracts, Pennsylvania, plain language, plain English, consumer contracts

JEL Classification: K12, K4

Suggested Citation

Termini, Roseann B., A Compliance Guide to Pennsylvania's 'Plain English' Consumer Contract Law (April 1, 1995). Pennsylvania Bar Association Quarterly, Vol. 66, No. 2, p. 74, 1995, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2066828

Roseann B. Termini (Contact Author)

Widener University Delaware Law School ( email )

4601 Concord Pike
Wilmington, DE 19803-0406
United States

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