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New Jersey's Truth In Consumer Contract Law Given Additional Clarity In New Ruling
In rejecting certification of two classes due to lack of predominance, the New Jersey Supreme Court held in Dugan v. TGI Fridays, Inc. that the Truth in Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act....
United States
9 Oct 2017
Estate Planning Update September 2017 - The Equifax Data Breach
Equifax, one of the three major credit-reporting agencies, recently reported a breach of its security.
United States
14 Sep 2017
The Discovery Rule Applies To Resurrect Consumer Fraud Claim On Property Sale
The six-year statute of limitations was effectively tolled until the plaintiff discovered the wrongdoer knew of the falsity of the statement and intended the plaintiff to rely on it.
United States
23 Aug 2016
New Florida Law Puts End To "Surprise Bills"
On April 14, Florida became the latest state to protect consumers from "surprise" medical bills when Gov. Rick Scott signed into law HB 221, preventing balance billing by out-of-network healthcare providers...
United States
11 May 2016
Arbitration Agreements May Not Waive Employees’ Rights To Class Action Claims In All Forums
The National Labor Relation Board (NLRB) recently ruled that employers may not require that employees, as a condition of their employment, sign arbitration agreements waiving their ability to assert class-actions in any forum.
United States
18 Jan 2012
New Jersey Supreme Court Clarifies The Standard For Principals' Individual Liability For Corporate Regulatory Violations
On July 7, 2011, in "Allen v. V and A Bros., Inc." (A-30-10)(066568), the New Jersey Supreme Court affirmed, modified in part, and reversed a June 23, 2010, decision by the Appellate Division.
United States
27 Jul 2011
The Supreme Court Protects Foreign Manufacturers In The Stream Of Global Commerce
In one of its final decisions this term, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a plurality opinion in J. McIntyre Machinery, Ltd. v. Nicastro, No. 09-1343, 2011 U.S. Lexis 4800 (June 27, 2011), reversed a New Jersey Supreme Court decision permitting the exercise of personal jurisdiction over a foreign manufacturer with no contacts with New Jersey other than the fortuitous circumstances that its allegedly defective product made its way to New Jersey through a nationwide distributor and caused injury there.
United States
20 Jul 2011
NJ State Courts Lack Authority to Enforce Subpoenas Issued to Federal Agencies and Employees
State court litigants have witnessed their share of discovery abuses, where opposing parties indiscriminately (and sometimes improperly) serve subpoenas on federal agencies in the hopes of finding information, or just causing trouble.
United States
27 Oct 2010
Financial Regulatory Reform: Banking Provisions
On July 15, 2010, the Senate approved the conference report for H.R. 4173, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (the "Act"). The House approved the conference report on June 30.
United States
19 Jul 2010
New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act: Principals Can Be Held Personally Liable for Company's Regulatory Violations
On June 23, 2010, the New Jersey Appellate Division reiterated the long-established concept that principals of a company who personally participate in the violation of a regulation can be held individually liable for the regulatory violations of their company under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (the "Consumer Fraud Act") even without a showing of knowledge about the alleged unlawful practice.
United States
13 Jul 2010
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