New Jersey Federal Judge Sends Vehicle Repossession Suit Back To State Court
(August 20, 2015, 7:42 AM EDT) -- TRENTON, N.J. — A New Jersey federal judge on Aug. 5 granted a motion to remand a class suit over a bank’s fees and communications when it repossessed vehicles, finding that the matter failed to meet the Class Action Fairness Act’s (CAFA) $5 million jurisdictional requirement (Marjorie Chulsky, et al. v. First Niagara Bank, N.A., et al., No. 15-421, D. N.J.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 102382).
Marjorie Chulsky, a New Jersey woman, purchased a vehicle in May 2013 and financed the purchase through First Niagara Bank...