Applebee's, IHOP Ask 3rd Circ. To Nix Drink Price Suit

Law360, New York (June 12, 2013, 4:59 PM EDT) -- Applebee's International Inc. and International House of Pancakes LLC asked the Third Circuit on Wednesday to reject a putative class action accusing them of violating New Jersey consumer law by excluding drink prices from their menus, saying menu omissions aren’t covered by the law.

In a brief to the Third Circuit, Applebee’s and IHOP’s parent company, DineEquity Inc., said a New Jersey federal judge got it right when he refused to reconsider his earlier dismissal of Candice Watkins’ putative class action in January on grounds that...
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