Applebee's, IHOP Shake NJ Drink Price Class Action

Law360, New York (January 31, 2013, 3:23 PM EST) -- A New Jersey federal judge Wednesday tossed a class action accusing Applebee's International Inc. and International House of Pancakes LLC of violating state consumer law by excluding drink prices from their menus, saying a revised complaint wasn't enough to save the case.

U.S. District Judge Jerome B. Simandle said named plaintiff Candice Watkins' latest complaint failed to correct the defects in her previous complaint, which the court dismissed in August, and consequently terminated the case.

“These paragraphs read like a motion brief and rehash many of...
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