Our special guest is Andrea Boyack, Professor, University of Missouri School of Law.  We first discuss the principles that underlie our current system of consumer contracts and the system’s role in promoting transactional efficiency and other objectives.  Prof. Boyack then provides her views on why the application of traditional contract law to the modern consumer contract context is not in the best interests of consumers and offers a different approach to consumer contracts in which a consumers can shape the terms of their contracts. … Continue Reading

On September 7, 2023, at the ABA Business Law Section Fall Meeting in Chicago, Alan Kaplinsky, Ballard Spahr Senior Counsel in the firm’s Consumer Financial Services Group, will moderate a program, “U.S. Supreme Court to Revisit Chevron Deference: What the SCOTUS Decision Could Mean for CFPB, FTC, and Federal Banking Agency Regulations.” … Continue Reading

Congratulations to Professor Jeff Sovern who was recently named the inaugural Michael Millemann Professor of Consumer Protection Law at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.  Professor Sovern joins Maryland Carey Law after 40 years on the faculty of St. John’s University School of Law where he wrote about and taught consumer protection law. … Continue Reading