Regulation of the Rent-to-Own Industry: Implications of the Wisconsin Settlement with Rent-A-Center

@inproceedings{Hastak2004RegulationOT,
  title={Regulation of the Rent-to-Own Industry: Implications of the Wisconsin Settlement with Rent-A-Center},
  author={Manoj Hastak},
  year={2004}
}
Abstract In August 1999, the Wisconsin attorney general’s office sued Rent-A-Center (RAC) for violating the state’s consumer act and deceptive advertising law. The parties eventually settled in November 2002. In this article, the author evaluates the merits of the case against RAC, RAC’s response to the settlement, and implications of the settlement for Wisconsin consumers as well as the rent-to-own industry.