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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)

Federal Trade Commission (FTC):

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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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

Collection Actions by Purchaser of Debt

  • 36a-813. Evidence in cause of action for purchased debt owed by consumer debtor.

  • 36a-814. Initiation of cause of action for purchased debt prohibited when statute of limitations has expired. Limitations period not extended by payment or affirmation.

Department of Banking Regulations

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Connecticut Department of Administrative Services

Federal Laws

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U.S. Supreme Court Opinion

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