3rd Circ. Asks NJ Justices To Define 'Aggrieved' Consumer

Law360, New York (April 7, 2017, 3:18 PM EDT) -- The New Jersey Supreme Court agreed Thursday to determine if a consumer is considered aggrieved if they've entered into an unlawful contract, but haven't actually incurred damages, in order to better prepare the Third Circuit to consider putative class actions involving consumer protection claims.

The justices accepted the certified question from the federal appeals court, which is poised to consider two consolidated matters involving New Jersey's tough Truth In Consumer Contracts Warranties and Notices Act. The controversial law has stirred debate among the plaintiffs and defense bar over whether a person merely has to be exposed to, but not necessarily harmed...

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