Consumer Protection

Missouri Supreme Court reverses a jury verdict in a consumer class action case challenging a “luxury” vehicle representation.

October 19, 2017

In Hurst v. Nissan North America, Inc., SC95707 (Mo. Oct. 5, 2017), a  plaintiff class sued Nissan, alleging that it made numerous misrepresentations about its Infinity FX vehicles in violation of the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act (MMPA).  Plaintiffs argued that Nissan affirmatively misrepresented that the vehicles were “premium” or “luxury” cars because the dashboards were   …read more

The Missouri Supreme Court grants review of case involving the applicability of consumer protection laws to regulated entities.

September 7, 2017

The Supreme Court granted transfer in Reed v. The Reilly Company, LLC, SC96499, on August 22, 2017. The case is not yet scheduled for argument. After an insurance company terminated a salesperson who worked on commission, the salesperson sought declaratory judgment, injunctive relief, and damages for fraudulent misrepresentation, concealment, and violations of the Missouri Merchandising   …read more