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Criminal Jury Instructions

  • 10.2-18 Extortionate Extension of Credit -- § 53-390

  • 10.2-19 Advancing Money for Extortionate Extension of Credit -- § 53-391

  • 10.2-20 Participation or Conspiracy in Use of Extortionate Means -- § 53-392

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 Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)

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Library Materials

  • Collection Actions: Defending Consumers and Their Assets, 2nd ed. (National Consumer Law Center)
  • Library of Connecticut Collection Law Forms, 2nd ed. (Connecticut Law Tribune)

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Selected Acts:

  • Public Act 13-253, An Act Concerning Money Transmission and Consumer Collection Agencies (Effective October 1, 2013)

  • Public Act 09-167, An Act Concerning Credit Card Offers on College Campuses. (Effective July 1, 2009)

  • Public Act 07-176, An Act Concerning the Prevention of Abusive and Deceptive Debt Collection Practices (Effective July 1, 2007)

Connecticut General Statutes

Selected Statutes:

Chapter 669 - Regulated Activities 

Creditors' Collection Practices Act (CCPA)

  • Sec. 36a-645. Definitions

  • Sec. 36a-646. Prohibited Acts

  • Sec. 36a-647. Enforcement Powers of Commissioner (Department of Banking)

  • Sec. 36a-648. Abusive, harassing, fraudulent, deceptive or misleading debt collection practices. Liability. Exemptions. Limitations on actions.

  • Sec. 36a-648a. Credit card debt collection actions against parents or legal guardians of students.

Debt Adjusters

Truth in Lending Act

Interest and Finance Charge Rebates

  • Sec. 36a-690. Calculation of interest or finance charge rebates. Prohibited methods. Transactions affected.

Consumer Credit Reports

Home Mortgage Disclosure

Connecticut Abusive Home Loan Lending Practices Act

  • Sec. 36a-746. Connecticut Abusive Home Loan Lending Practices Act

Retail Installment Sales Financing Act

Consumer Collection Agencies

Department of Banking Regulations

Selected Regulations:

Federal Laws

Selected Federal Laws:

U.S. Supreme Court Opinion

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