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Thomas A. DickersonThomas A. Dickerson ()

A number of exciting trial court and appellate court decisions were rendered in 2016 interpreting CPLR Article 9, New York state’s class action statute.1 In addition to those decisions discussed last September2 the courts dealt with a variety of issues including the premature evaluation of the merits of a proposed “disclosure only” settlement, the approval, preliminarily, of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “Pay what you wish, but you must pay something” class action, the certification of a tenant’s class action alleging improper deregulation of apartments notwithstanding the landlord’s receipt of J-51 tax benefits and the decertification, in part, of a class action brought by credit card terminal lessees alleging unreasonable fees and a failure to reveal the full terms of the lease.

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