DHL Beats Claim It Overcharged Garden State Residents

By Craig Clough (January 21, 2022, 8:15 PM EST) – A federal judge in New Jersey on Thursday dismissed a proposed class action lawsuit against DHL that accused the package delivery company of adding a $17 fee for residents of Garden State claiming that the charges represented import duties, ruling that the claim for breach of contract does not apply.

U.S. District Judge Peter G. Sheridan granted DHL Express (USA) Inc.’s motion to dismiss the lawsuit, finding that while claims other than breach of contract may apply to plaintiff Noam Martin’s allegations, those Potential claims are pre-empted under federal law through the Airline Deregulation Act and Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act.

“Similarly, the common law of the state…

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