NY Auto-Renewal Law Raises Compliance, Litigation Concerns

Law360 (November 24, 2020, 1:45 PM EST) -- Automatically renewing contracts have become a ubiquitous part of modern commerce. That is not, as some might suggest, because businesses bullied consumers into them.

To the contrary, businesses and consumers alike have come to appreciate that automatic renewals avoid the cost and inconvenience that can otherwise result from the expiration of a contract. That is especially true in the midst of the global pandemic, as the recurring replenishment of essential household goods and services has for some gone from being a matter of convenience to a matter of survival.

But automatic renewals have also become a trap for unwary businesses. Indeed,...

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