NY High Court Limits Deception Claims In Valspar Appeal

Law360, New York (June 3, 2013, 5:39 PM EDT) -- New York law prohibiting deceptive business practices doesn't apply to all unlawful contracts between companies and consumers, the state's top court ruled Thursday, after Valspar Corp. customers claimed a furniture repair plan violated a separate statute limiting when businesses can back out of such agreements.

A five-judge majority of the New York State Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal of putative class claims brought by two consumers who claimed Valspar had refunded the price they had paid for the furniture protection plan rather than repairing the...
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