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Consumer and Energy Law Developments

By The National Consumer Law Center

Topics discussed in this article are usury and how the definition and interpretation of certain contract terms affect "interest" foreclosure defenses and "truth in lending" rescission; bankruptcy; debt collection and the decision interpreting the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act; the effect of the Higher Education Amendments of 1992 on student loan defaulters; proposed revisions in U.C.C. Articles 2 and 9; the effect of escalating water and sewer rates on low-income consumers; and 1993 funding for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program.

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