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CIVIL PROCEDURE - Parties - Class or representative actions - Certification - Common interests and issues

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 @ 8:44 AM  

Appeal by the plaintiffs from the refusal to certify their action as a class proceeding. The plaintiffs were passengers who purchased international airline tickets through travel agents. They alleged that fuel surcharges charged by the airlines were improperly described on their tickets as taxes. They asserted that the practice was deceptive and violated the Business Practices and Consumer protection Act (Act). They sought declarations and damages under the Act. Alternatively, they claimed that the practice led to unjust enrichment of the airlines to the extent that...