Consumer Court Wins Spur Surge In NJ Contract Class Actions

Law360, New York (May 13, 2016, 1:38 PM EDT) -- A string of victories for class action plaintiffs accusing businesses of violating a New Jersey consumer contracts law has left companies facing an explosion of similar suits, reigniting criticisms from defense attorneys that the statute is ambiguous and exposes businesses to unfair readings of e-commerce terms and other contract language.

Avis Car Rental, Bed Bath & Beyond, the New Jersey Devils arena, Toys R Us and Intuit, the company behind TurboTax software, were each hit with suits in New Jersey federal court over the past month claiming they have violated the Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act, or TCCWNA. The companies...

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