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Research Earns UF Law Professor Consumer Advocate of the Year Award

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The National Association of Consumer Agency Administrators (NACAA) recently awarded University of Florida Law Professor Christopher L. Peterson its Consumer Advocate of the Year Award for 2007 for his research on predatory lending and his advocacy for legislation adopted last year by Congress that caps the interest rate lenders may charge military […]

Research Helps Spur Congress to Protect Military Families from Predatory Lenders

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A study co-authored by a University of Florida law professor recently helped spur the U.S. Congress to pass legislation protecting military families from predatory lenders who charge interest rates that can reach well into the triple digits. The study co-authored by Christopher L. Peterson, an associate professor at UF’s Levin College of […]

Military Families Targeted For High-Interest Loans, UF Law Professor Says

GAINESVILLE, Fla. Payday loan companies – which make high-cost loans to cash-strapped people – target military members and their families, according to a study co-authored by a University of Florida law professor. After collecting data from more than 13,000 ZIP codes across the country, the study’s authors found payday loan operations clustered in areas near […]