Avis Can't Ditch Class Action Over Reward Program Fee

Law360, New York (September 19, 2012, 5:11 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Tuesday denied Avis Rent A Car System LLC’s bid to squash a proposed class action that alleges the company wrongly dings consumers with a 75-cent surcharge through its travel partner reward program, saying the plaintiff had adequately pled his claims.

Plaintiff Edward Schwartz alleges the company does not adequately disclose the fee and misleads customers who use frequent-flyer miles or rewards points into believing they will not be charged. Schwartz's claim for violation of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act in his...
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