TRENTON, N.J. (Legal Newsline) – Four New Jersey residents are suing a cable company over claims it provides deficient services and uses confusing contractual language.
Judith Noonan, Terry Stella Ristaino, John McGuinness and Henry Reinhard, individually and for all others similarly situated, filed a class-action lawsuit Dec. 8 in the Superior Court of New Jersey Law Division, Ocean County against Comcast Corp., John Does 1-100, and Corporation Does 1-100, alleging breach of contract, bad faith, prima facie tort and violations of New Jersey's Plain Language Act and its Consumer Fraud Act.
The suit states Comcast engages in arbitrary pricing of its equipment and services and that Comcast allegedly provides deficient telephone, television, computer, and customer services, as well as provides deficient equipment.
Additionally, the suit states Comcast leaves abandoned equipment and promotional materials on door knobs, which may reveal that no one is home and subject the property to burglary. Comcast also allegedly uses confusing contractual and promotional language.
The plaintiffs and others in the class seek declaratory relief, compensatory damages, consequential damages, punitive damages, treble damages, interest, attorney fees and costs of the suit. They are represented by attorney Paul A. Leodori of the Law Offices of Paul Leodori in Medford, New Jersey.
The defendant filed to transfer the case to federal court Jan. 27 because the action had commenced after Feb. 18, 2005, there was minimal diversity among parties, the class contains more than 100 members, and the amount in controversy exceeds $5 million.
U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey Case number 3:16-cv-00458-PGS-LHG