Previously Overlooked New Jersey Consumer Protection Statute Prompts Surge in Class Action Suits

Previously Overlooked New Jersey Consumer Protection Statute Prompts Surge in Class Action Suits

May 31, 2016

Client Alert

Brownstein Client Alert, May 31, 2016

Companies that do business online often use broad, boilerplate language to govern both use of websites and transactions with customers. Such language usually includes waivers, limitations on liability, and indemnity clauses, among others. This practice is both common across industries and usually unobjectionable. However, a previously overlooked consumer protection statute in New Jersey has recently become a favorite tool of the New Jersey plaintiff’s bar, resulting in a flurry of putative class actions.

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