'Gay Conversion' Group Can't Pare Consumer Fraud Claims

Law360, New York (June 9, 2014, 7:49 PM EDT) -- A religious "gay conversion therapy" organization couldn't trim claims from a suit filed against it by former patients, after a New Jersey judge ruled Friday that the plaintiffs' claim is a viable consumer fraud action and refused to limit damages.

New Jersey Superior Court Judge Peter F. Bariso ruled against Jews Offering New Alternatives for Healing and its principals, which had sought partial summary judgment in a suit filed against it by the Southern Poverty Law Center on behalf of four former JONAH clients. The men say they were defrauded by JONAH, which offered to help change their sexual orientation but...

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