Mellet v. Aquasid, LLC, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  The decision in this consumer protection case was issued in June as an unpublished opinion.  Defendant then asked the Committee on Opinions to designate it for publication, pursuant to Rule 1:36-2(c).  Plaintiffs were not made aware of that request.  The Committee authorized publication, and the ruling appeared as a published opinion this week.  Meanwhile, plaintiffs had petitioned for certification, but the Supreme Court

Dugan v. TGI Friday’s, Inc., ___ N.J. ___ (2017).  In these two closely-watched consumer class action decisions, each of which involved claims regarding defendants’ alleged failure to disclose the price of drinks at their restaurants, plaintiffs and defendants each got some comfort from the 5-1 majority opinion authored by Justice Patterson.  In Dugan, where (as discussed

Atlantic Ambulance Corp. v. Cullum, ___ N.J. Super. ___ (App. Div. 2017).  In her first published opinion for the Appellate Division since her elevation, Judge Mayer today addressed consolidated putative class action cases asserting Consumer Fraud Act (“CFA”) and other claims (actually, counterclaims, as discussed below) against an ambulance service provider, Atlantic.  One putative class