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Consumer Protection Programs in PA (Video)

Authored By: Northwestern Legal Services LSC Funded
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Northwestern Legal ServicesThree-part vidoe series from Northwestern Legal Services' "Access to Justice" cable access television show broadcast on Erie Cablevision (Channel 2) in Erie, PA.

NWLS interviews PA Attorney General Tom Corbett concerning consumer protection programs offered by the PA Attorney General's office, especially those that help vulnerable and/or low-income Pennsylvanians. (4-16-08)

Part 1:  Information on the Attorney General's Health Care Unit (12:55)
Part 2:  Information on the Attorney General's Elder Law Unit (8:33)
Part 3:  Information on Investigating Unfair Commercial and Trade Practices (6:51)


Part 1: Information on the Attorney General's Health Care Unit

NWLS interviews PA Attorney General Tom Corbett concerning consumer protection programs offered by the PA Attorney General's office, especially those that help vulnerable and/or low-income Pennsylvanians. (4-16-08)

Part 1:  Information on the Attorney General's Health Care Unit (12:55). This unit is aimed to protect the public from unfair health care practices, Act 106, Right to Health treatment, investigates denial of care, unduly delayed payments by insurers, deceptive practices, complaint process for consumers.


Part 2: Information on the Attorney General's Elder Law Unit

NWLS interviews PA Attorney General Tom Corbett concerning consumer protection programs offered by the PA Attorney General's office, especially those that help vulnerable and/or low-income Pennsylvanians.(4-16-08)

Part 2:  Information on the Attorney General's Elder Law Unit (8:33). This unit is designed to protect older Pennsylvanians. They investigate and prosecute those who cheat, deceive and abuse older Pennsylvanians. They provide education to the public about senior fraud, artists, financial investment scams, health abuse and neglect.


Part 3: Information on Investigating Unfair Commercial and Trade Practices

NWLS interviews PA Attorney General Tom Corbett concerning consumer protection programs offered by the PA Attorney General's office, especially those that help vulnerable and/or low-income Pennsylvanians. (4-16-08)

Part 3:  Information on Investigating Unfair Commercial and Trade Practices (6:51). Discusses efforts to prosecute those who engage in unfair and deceptive conduct in advertisement or sale of goods or services in PA such as home repair scams, door-to-door solicitations, and information on newly proposed legislation requiring repair contractors to register with the state.

Last Review and Update: May 20, 2008