Shook, Hardy & Bacon Public Policy Partner Cary Silverman discusses the complexity surrounding consumer protections laws in the June 8 article “Lawyer doesn't expect Best Buy, LG class action to hold up in federal court” from Legal News Line.
Silverman explains the implications of filing a federal class action alleging violations of the Consumer Fraud Act in multiple states due to variations in state regulations. He noted, “The class action may not hold up in federal court. New Jersey’s Consumer Fraud Act has a much broader scope in terms of what's included than Minnesota's does.”
The article also mentions that state regulations can affect lawyers’ fees as well as how damages could be awarded to the plaintiffs.