NJ Car Dealer Can't Escape Arbitration Waiver Ruling

Law360 (December 3, 2019, 2:37 PM EST) -- A car dealership waived its right to force arbitration of "hidden fee" claims based on a vehicle order contract due to its previously unsuccessful attempt to compel arbitration solely under a lease agreement, a New Jersey appeals court ruled Tuesday in a proposed class action against the business.

Nearly a year after losing an appellate decision on the validity of an arbitration clause in the lease agreement, Winner Ford failed to convince the two-judge panel to overturn a trial court ruling that the dealership had waived its right to compel arbitration of plaintiff James Trout's claims based on an arbitration provision...

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