Over the last year we have seen an unprecedented number of Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act (TCCWNA) lawsuits filed in New Jersey courts. This consumer protection law has been on the books for years, but has been the subject of few lawsuits until recently. So what is driving the sudden uptick in TCCWNA cases? And who is really benefiting from the surge in litigation? We will explore these and other questions surrounding the law during a policy teleforum on Thursday, December 11 at noon. Continue reading
This week Law360 published an opinion piece by William J. Pinilis of PinilisHalpern LLP concerning our recent panel discussion of New Jersey’s Consumer Fraud Act and our overall efforts to reform the Act. As Mr. Pinilis notes, he was a member of the panel. It was a pleasure to host him and hear his well-expressed arguments then, and we are happy to continue this important policy discussion now. Continue reading
The New Jersey Law Journal published the op-ed below by NJCJI President Marcus Rayner.
Opponents of changes to New Jersey’s Consumer Fraud Act argue that amending the Act would cause irreparable harm to consumers, but a recently filed lawsuit brings to light one of the hidden facts about NJ’s CFA – consumers are not the only beneficiaries of the Act. Continue reading
On November 21, NJCJI hosted the third in a series of ongoing workshops focusing on issues in the courts that impact the business community. “The Future of Class Actions: A Panel Discussion” brought together five specialists in the field for a spirited examination of recent developments in the law and thoughts on the prospects of pending cases. Continue reading
The New Jersey Civil Justice Institute’s Fall Luncheon, which featured Ted Frank of the Center for Class Action Fairness, was one of the events featured in this week’s New Jersey Law Journal’s After Hours section.
Additional information on the event, including a video highlight of Frank’s remarks, is available on the NJCJI website.
A selection of the need-to-know civil justice news for the week of Sept. 20-26. Continue reading
Ted Frank and the Center for Class Action Fairness won a tremendous victory in the 7th Circuit this week. As CCAF explains:
Judge Richard Posner, a legal authority renowned worldwide, wrote an excellent and accessible opinion, explaining that class action plaintiffs’ attorneys’ fees must be proportionate to the benefit they’ve realized for their clients, and that a coupon is a coupon regardless of the percentage discount that it represents.
Frank was the featured speaker at NJCJI’s recent Fall Luncheon.
During his remarks at NJCJI’s Fall Luncheon, Ted Frank, the president and founder of the Center for Class Action Fairness, explained how the In re: Dry Max Pampers litigation perfectly illustrates how the current class action settlement case law incentives bad behavior, and what CCAF is doing to challenge the existing paradigm.
It’s not exaggerating to say that Ted Frank and the Center for Class Action Fairness have revolutionized the world of class action settlements.