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NJ Car Dealer Forces Arbitration Of Consumer Fraud Claims

Law360 (May 7, 2018, 3:11 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey state appeals court ruled Monday that a woman must arbitrate her consumer fraud claims against a car dealership, saying a trial court properly tossed her proposed class action based on the “clear and unambiguous arbitration agreement” in her sales contract with the business.

The two-judge appellate panel upheld the lower court’s 2016 ruling granting Leonard Automotive Enterprises Inc.’s motion to dismiss Tracey M. Perez's suit and compel arbitration, noting that the contract’s arbitration provision stated that either party “may choose to have any dispute between us decided by arbitration and not in court or by jury trial.”...

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