TRENTON, N.J., Dec. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today notice of a class action lawsuit against Aaron's Inc., a Georgia based rent-to-own company, was mailed to more than 22,000 New Jersey consumers. The Notice was sent pursuant to an order by Judge Michael A. Shipp of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey in the case of Korrow v. Aaron's Inc., Case No. 10-6317. Judge Shipp had previously certified the case to proceed as a class action.
The Plaintiff claims that Aaron's, Inc. ("Aarons") violated certain New Jersey consumer protection laws by contracting for and/or charging certain fees in its rent-to-own contracts. These fees were referred to in the contracts as a monthly "Service Plus" fee and a "Return Check" fee (if a customer's check is returned for any reason). Aaron's denies that it violated any laws or that it must pay any Class member money.
The Plaintiff seeks to obtain $100 per class member for each contract entered into during the class period under the New Jersey Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty, and Notice Act and triple damages for amounts paid under those contracts for "Service Plus" fees under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act. The Plaintiff also seeks an injunction barring Aaron's from contracting for or charging both fees in New Jersey. Aaron's denies that it did anything wrong. It claims that the disputed fees do not violate New Jersey laws.
Consumers who entered into a rent-to-own contract at an Aaron's Inc. New Jersey store between March 16, 2006, to March 31, 2011, are members of the Court-approved class. Members of the Class have until February 10, 2016 to deliver a written request to be removed from class action. The Court has appointed attorneys from The Wolf Law Firm, LLC of North Brunswick, New Jersey, Williams Cuker Berezofsky of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and The Law Office of Christopher J. McGinn of Princeton, New Jersey to represent the certified consumer class.
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SOURCE Williams Cuker Berezofsky, LLC