Law360, New York (January 17, 2014, 5:34 PM EST) -- A New York federal judge on Friday refused to dismiss a suit against a group of telemarketing companies that purportedly defrauded consumers out of more than $220 million with a bogus small-business development scam, saying the complaint didn't impermissibly combine defendants.
The defendants had argued that they were improperly lumped together in the Federal Trade Commission's complaint, and that the complaint should be dismissed because it did not distinguish any aspect of each individual's alleged misconduct. However, U.S. District Judge Jesse M. Furman disagreed.
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