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Recovery under Pennsylvania’s Home Improvement Consumer Protection Act

By Ashley R. Passero The Pennsylvania Supreme Court, in Shafer Electric & Construction v. Mantia , [ enhanced version available to lexis.com subscribers ], recently held that a contractor could still recover under a theory of quantum meruit (also known as unjust enrichment) despite the contractor’s...

Jason A. Frank on Reverse Mortgages and Changes to the HECM Program

B y Jason A. Frank A Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) is a federally insured reverse mortgage guaranteed by the FHA, a part of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Due to substantial stress in the HECM program, the Reverse Mortgage Stabilization Act was signed into law...

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Home Contractor’s Failure To Register Exposes It To Consumer Protection Act Liability

Case is Good Reminder to Ensure That Contractors Register With State With the record amount of snow, roof leaks and interior damage just beginning to hit Bay State homeowners, this spring should be a record season for Massachusetts home improvement contractors. But, according to a recent court ruling...