NJ Supreme Court Rules Consumer Contract Lawsuits Must Show Actual Harm Done to Be Valid

New Jersey businesses will not have to defend themselves against class action lawsuits where no one has been seriously harmed thanks to a New Jersey State Supreme Court ruling handed down Monday.

Specifically, the court determined that a consumer must show they suffered monetary or other harm in order to be eligible to claim damages under the Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty & Notice Act (TCCWNA).