Jackson Hewitt's False Ad Claims V. H&R Block Trimmed

Law360, New York (May 26, 2011, 7:46 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge on Thursday trimmed a New Jersey consumer fraud law claim from Jackson Hewitt Inc.'s lawsuit accusing H&R Block Inc. of running a misleading advertising campaign to lure customers from the rival tax preparer.

U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein dismissed with prejudice Jackson Hewitt's New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act claim, ruling the law did not offer the plaintiff protection because it was H&R Block's competitor, not a consumer of the tax accountancy's services.

Jackson Hewitt filed suit in January, claiming H&R...
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