Articles Tagged with class actions

In the latest Raines Feldman cyber liability update, terms of use lawyers Erik Syverson and Stephen Farkas discuss a wave of class action lawsuits against companies based upon technical legal violations found in terms of use.  In particular, companies are getting hit for limiting punitive damages in terms of use which is against the law in New Jersey.  New Jersey consumer protection laws forbid such limitations on liability for consumer facing e-commerce sites.  This could also lead to liability in California for violating Business and Professions Code section 17200.  All companies in all industries need to take a look and revise their terms of use or risk one of these lawsuits.