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The Surge of “TCCWNA” Class Actions in New Jersey

Until recently, the New Jersey Truth-In-Consumer Contract Warranty and Notice Act (TCCWNA or the Act) was a relatively obscure consumer protection statute that sat dormant on New Jersey’s books for almost three decades. That all changed when a series of cases opened the floodgates to consumer class action litigation. In April, the New Jersey Civil Justice Institute issued a staggering prediction that the wave of TCCWNA lawsuits against retailers and other defendants could double in size over the next two years. Building Up TCCWNA The…

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Supreme Court to Decide Whether Parent Company Potentially “Exposed” to Asbestos Liability for Bankrupt Subsidiary

Pfizer, Inc. petitioned the Supreme Court to reverse a Second Circuit decision that the ban on asbestos litigation of a subsidiary company does not apply to a claims against a parent company.  In an amicus brief, the U.S. Solicitor General argued that the Second Circuit decision should be upheld.  The plaintiff’s theory against Pfizer is that it authorized the use of its name and trademark to be used on its subsidiary’s products that allegedly contained asbestos.  The plaintiff argues that this conduct gives rise to…

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