Pa. Ruling May Spur More Class Suits Against In-State Cos.
February 23, 2018
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In the wake of a recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court finding that nonresidents can sue Pennsylvania businesses over out-of-state transactions under the state’s consumer protection statute, experts expect a rise in the number of national class actions targeting Keystone State companies, which will test the court’s expectation that other legal principles will ward off unjustified claims.
“This isn’t out of the norm, because other states have interpreted similar statutes in similar ways,” said John Papianou, chair of the litigation department at Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP. “But it will definitely provide a boon to class action lawyers looking to bring national class actions against Pennsylvania businesses.”
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