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Long v. Dell and its Decoding of Rhode Island Consumer Protection Law



by Kyle Zambarano
Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C. - Providence Office

August 15, 2014

Previously published on August 6, 2014

By erroneously taxing its Rhode Island customers for computer-related maintenance services, Dell, Inc. has trigerred a decade of litigation and breathed life into what otherwise has been Rhode Island's mostly underdeveloped Unfair Trade Practice and Cobsumer Protection Act (the "Act"). As the case recently was remanded back to the Rhode Island Superior Court for the second time following a third decision of the Rhode Island Superior Court for the second time following a third decision of the Rhode Island Supreme Court - this time presumably for certification of a class and then a trial on the merits - now is an opportune time to assess how this single dispute has shaped, and in some instances reshaped, the Act.


 

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