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Class Gets the Squeeze: Class Certification Denied in In Re: Tropicana Orange Juice Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation,...

Consumer class action litigation—often accusing the defendant company of deceiving its customers—strikes at the heart of a company’s reputation, goodwill, and brand—all of which are often built over the course of many years...more

District of New Jersey Allows Consumer Fraud Act Claim to Proceed for New Jersey Resident, Dismisses Claim for Non-Resident

In deciding a motion to dismiss under Rule 12(b)(6) in a putative class action, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey recently addressed, among other things, what is quickly becoming a hot button...more

EZ-Pass Paid and Certified: Nationwide Class Certification Granted under New Jersey’s Consumer Fraud Act

A nationwide class of 17.9 million members was certified by a judge in the District of New Jersey last week in Mendez v. Avis Budget Group, Inc. and Highway Toll Administration LLC. The Court also granted Florida and New...more

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Bans Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Clauses

While questions remain about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (“CFPB”) future power, the agency, which was created by the Dodd-Frank Act in the wake of the 2008 economic crash, issued a powerful Final Rule that will...more

New Jersey Appellate Division Reverses Class Certification in TGI Friday’s Consumer Fraud Class Action

Action Item: The Superior Court of New Jersey - Appellate Division reversed a trial court’s class certification decision in a consumer class action arising from whether TGI Friday’s decision to not post drink prices on its...more

Standing after Neale: Third Circuit Clarifies Jurisdictional Standing and Predominance Analysis in Consumer Class Actions

On July 22, 2015, in Joanne Neale, et al. v. Volvo Cars of North America, LLC, et al., the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit vacated and remanded the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey’s decision...more

Not Saved By The Bell: Dismissing Classes Prediscovery

Two billion dollars. That is what the top legal counsel at nearly 350 companies spent on the defense of class actions in 2014. In addition to the cost of outside counsel, on average, companies dedicate six in-house...more

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