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Silva v. Rent-A-Center, Inc.

Docket #SJC-10393
Date June 9, 2009
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JusticesMarshall, C.J., Ireland, Spina, Cowin, Cordy, Botsford, Gants, JJ.
SummarySupreme Judicial Court, Certification of questions of law. Massachusetts Retail Instalment Sales Act. Consumer Lease Act. Statute, Construction. Consumer Protection Act, Lease. Uniform Commercial Code, Secured transaction. Words, "rent-to-own contract".
Appealed FromFederal Court.
BriefsSee selection available in PDF format at Supreme Judicial Court website
Counsel for Appellant
Silva:  Seth R. Lesser, Matthew E. Miller, Christopher Weld, Jr.
Counsel for Appellee
Rent-A-Center, Inc.:  Beth I. Z. Boland, Ron DeMoss
Amici CuriaeNew England Legal Foundation; National Consumer Law Center; Association of Progressive Rental Organizations

OpinionClick to link to the slip opinion of the Supreme Judicial Court, in PDF format (requires Adobe Acrobat)

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