Mealey's Litigation Procedure - N.Y. Federal Judge: Fraud Claims Against Publishing Company Can Proceed

Mealey's Litigation Procedure - N.Y. Federal Judge: Fraud Claims Against Publishing Company Can Proceed

NEW YORK - A New York federal judge on April 11 dismissed a parent corporation from a putative class action alleging that a company that sells publishing and marketing services to people who want to self-publish books has defrauded customers; however, the judge allowed claims under California's unfair competition law (UCL) and other laws to proceed (Kelvin James, et al. v. Penguin Group (USA) Inc. and Author Solutions, No. 13-2801, S.D. N.Y.; 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 50769).

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