Facebook Blocks Claims That Service Terms Break NJ Law

Law360, Los Angeles (January 10, 2017, 4:50 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Monday dismissed a putative class action accusing Facebook of violating New Jersey consumer protection law by forcing its users to resolve disputes in California, noting California’s consumer protection laws are even stronger than New Jersey’s.

In an eight-page order, U.S. District Judge Haywood S. Gilliam Jr. granted Facebook Inc.’s motion to dismiss with prejudice the putative class action brought by named plaintiffs Jason Palomino and Jason Huhn, which had alleged Facebook was violating New Jersey’s Truth-in-Consumer Contract Warranty and Notice Act...
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