Fuzzy Laws Come Into Play in the H.P. Pretexting Case

The New York Times


Chris Hoofnagle, a senior fellow at the Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California, Berkeley, said the absence of specific language covering pretexting would not be important since consumer protection laws are designed to cover a range of crimes.

“Consumer fraud is so varied in its circumstances that one often uses broad statutes to pursue wrongdoing,” Mr. Hoofnagle said.