Morrison v. YTB International , 641 F.Supp.2d 768 (2009)

Can non-residents assert Illinois consumer fraud statutes against an MLM company based in Illinois?


Morrison was part of a class action lawsuit against YTB and its related entities, claiming that the company was an unlawful pyramid scheme and seeking $100 million in damages. They claimed damages under the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Practices Act (ICFA). Morrison and the other class members bought into YTB's MLM online travel business. YTB moved to dismiss the claim because the class members were not Illinois residents.

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Published In: Civil Procedure Updates, MLM / Direct Sales Updates, MLM Consulting / Network Marketing Updates

Reference Info:Federal, 7th Circuit, Illinois | United States

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