NJ Court Mulls E-Commerce Consumer Protections Dispute

Law360, New York (March 27, 2012, 4:24 PM EDT) -- Taking up questions posed by the Third Circuit that could impact electronic commerce, the New Jersey Supreme Court on Tuesday mulled arguments over whether the gift certificate-like discounts that Restaurant.com sells represent property that qualifies for state consumer contract protections.

The Third Circuit is weighing the appeal of consumers who hit Restaurant.com with a putative class action for not expressly stating on the certificates that New Jersey mandates a two-year period before they expire, in alleged violation of the state's Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act....
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