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LCBF obtains dismissal of putative class action under New Jersey Trust-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act

In Sharp v. Sears Home Appliance Showroom, plaintiff alleged that terms and conditions contained in receipts violated the TCCWNA and also sought to certify a class comprised of all consumers who similarly purchased appliances from the retailer. The New Jersey Superior Court, Burlington County, dismissed the complaint, concluding that the retailer’s receipts did not violate the TCCWNA. The LCBF team was headed by Jerry Cuomo.

Firm makes 2 new members

The firm’s new members are Tina Bhatt in New York and Andrew Kornblau in Philadelphia. Andrew recently successfully defended an appeal of a summary judgment he had obtained dismissing two FELA claims in a Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas spinal fusion case and has obtained several defense verdicts in state and federal arbitrations in transportation-related cases, a voluntary withdrawal of a minor’s claim in a premises liability case after deposing the minor child, and summary judgment in a federal premises liability case. Since joining LCBF from a federal clerkship in 2010, Tina’s accomplishments have included working to obtain a voluntary withdrawal of a triple amputee’s claim after 8 years of litigation and on the eve of trial with no money paid, a defense verdict after a jury trial in a federal employment discrimination case, and summary judgment in a Bronx med mal/wrongful death case.