Judge Sinks Nestle Waters $50M Late Fee Class Action

Law360, Chicago (January 31, 2013, 5:13 PM EST) -- A New Jersey federal judge tossed a $50 million putative class action on Thursday that accused Nestle Waters North America Inc. of ripping off delivery customers by levying exorbitant late fees, finding the complaint relied on conclusory allegations that failed to show how the fees were unenforceable.

U.S. District Judge William J. Martini found that plaintiff Ciser Computer Consulting lacked standing to bring the suit and that co-plaintiff Gary Ciser, who owns that company, made conclusory allegations about Nestle Waters' late fee system that he did...
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