Consumers Win Class Cert. In AAA Backdated Membership Suit

Law360, New York (September 13, 2012, 2:56 PM EDT) -- A Connecticut federal judge on Tuesday granted class certification to consumers alleging AAA South New England shortchanged benefits by backdating membership renewals in violation of consumer protection laws, saying the class proved the motor club had a uniform blanket policy to establish commonality.

In granting certification, U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill rejected AAA SNE’s argument that the consumers received different information regarding backdating on membership renewals that supposedly bilked them on benefits such as automobile services and hotel or travel discounts.

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