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New Texas law protects rent-to-own customers against criminal prosecution

Texas made it easy for rent-to-own companies to press criminal charges against people who fell behind on their payments for household goods. A new law, passed after a Texas Tribune and NerdWallet investigation, gives broad new protections to their customers.

SEPTEMBER 22, 2017:  A Rent-A-Center in Newport News, Virginia. (Julia Rendleman for NerdWallet)

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