Class Action

Judge dismisses eBay sellers’ class action

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Sellers said eBay didn’t properly disclose all of its recurring charges

A federal judge has dismissed a class action lawsuit that claimed eBay should not have charged sellers each time it renewed listings for their  products.

The case involves eBay’s “Good Til Canceled” feature, which automatically renewed unsold products’ listings each month and charged a 35-cent “insertion fee” unless the seller canceled the post or sold the item.  Sellers also Comprar Calzoncillos Calvin Klein got hit with charges for any extras they had chosen when listing their items.

The lead plaintiff in the case, Richard Noll, claimed eBay didn’t disclose the recurring charge and claimed the feature was offered at “no extra cost.”

U.S. District Judge Edward Davila dismissed charges of fraud, unfair competition and false advertising in 2012 but did not dismiss charges of breach of contract but let some of the other charges stand.

Noll filed an amended complaint in June 2012. eBay then moved to dismiss the complaint, which Judge Davila granted last week. However, he granted Noll and his attorneys leave to amend some of the claims in the suit.

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