3rd Circ. Preserves Travel Club Fraud Class Action

Law360, Los Angeles (November 28, 2012, 6:39 PM EST) -- The Third Circuit on Tuesday revived a class action accusing travel and credit card companies of ripping off consumers by selling them bogus travel club memberships, saying a lower court misinterpreted a requirement that plaintiffs specifically state acts of fraud in their complaint.

The appellate panel ruled Tuesday that a lower court erred in dismissing the plaintiff's fraud claims for failing to plead them with particularity, saying that allegations the defendants deliberately concealed the identities of fraudulent salespeople meant the plaintiffs couldn’t pinpoint the alleged perpetrators...
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