Refusal to Permit Cancellations
Small business owners generally used payment processing companies to handle their customers’ credit or debit card payments. The complaint for this class action alleges that one such company, Northern Leasing Systems, Inc., “swindles” small business owners by hiding their services’ true costs and locking them in to contracts that they cannot cancel. The complaint brings suit under the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act (FDUTPA).
When a category 4 hurricane is hitting Texas, putting homes underwater, causing evacuations, shutting down power, making food and water scarce, and killing over 70 people, do you (a) stay away, or (b) head for it, hoping to take a nice cruise out of Galveston? According to the complaint for this class action, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. (RCCL) insisted its passengers do the second. During the hurricane and the torrential rains that flooded the area, RCCL maintained that its ship Liberty of the Seas would sail out of Galveston, and that passengers had to be there or lose their entire fare.