NJ Ford Dealers Steer Clear Of Sales Tax Class Action

By Jeannie O'Sullivan (September 14, 2015, 12:39 PM EDT) -- Two Ford dealerships were freed of a class action that challenged allegedly vague lease contract language regarding customers' sales tax obligations in New Jersey when a state judge ruled that the provision never said the rules varied by state.

Two lease customers of All American Ford Inc. in Hackensack and Paramus Ford Inc. alleged the dealerships violated the Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act by asking them to agree to pay sales, use or occupational taxes "unless prohibited by law," because the contract didn't indicate if the provision was enforceable in New Jersey.

"The phrase 'unless prohibited by law' does not...

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