EBay Gets Fraud Claims Trimmed From Recurring Fee Suit

Law360, New York (April 24, 2012, 1:46 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Monday tossed several claims based on alleged fraud from a proposed class action claiming eBay Inc. hid the automatically recurring nature of its listing fees, ruling the plaintiff hadn’t provided sufficient details of eBay’s alleged misrepresentations.

U.S. District Judge Edward J. Davila dismissed claims under California’s Unfair Competition Law, its False Advertising Law and its Consumer Legal Remedies Act, as well as common-law fraud claims, all of which were based on claims that eBay made misrepresentations or omissions “grounded in fraud,”...
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