It is important for any attorney who litigates in New Jersey state courts to have a complete understanding of the differences between final orders and interlocutory orders in New Jersey. Final Order (Rule 4:49-2) A final order, as per Rule 4:49-2, is one that marks the conclusion of a particular stage in litigation. It signifies the end of a particular phase of a case, allowing for an appeal or further legal action. If a party wants to … [Read more...] about Final Orders and Interlocutory Orders in New Jersey State Court
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An important aspect of commercial property insurance that is often overlooked is the appraisal clause. Although it may seem complicated, business owners who have filed property damage or loss of business income claim with their insurance carriers need to understand New Jersey commercial property insurance and appraisal clauses. Appraisal Clause Explained New Jersey commercial property insurance policies can have an "appraisal" clause to … [Read more...] about New Jersey Commercial Property Insurance and Appraisal Clauses: What You Need to Know
Below are brief articles regarding two consumer protection laws all business owners should know: The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and The New Jersey Truth in Consumer Contract Warranty and Notice Act Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act If you are an auto dealer in New Jersey, you may have encountered cases involving the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (MMWA; 15 U.S.C. § 2301 et seq.). This federal law, passed in 1975, governs warranties on consumer products … [Read more...] about New Jersey Businesses – Be Alert!
In the fiercely competitive world of auto dealerships, the scales of power have traditionally tipped heavily in favor of manufacturers. Recognizing the need to address this power imbalance and protect the rights of auto franchisees, the New Jersey Legislature enacted significant amendments to the New Jersey Franchise Practices Act (N.J.S. 56:10-1, et. seq.) ( the “Act” or “NJFPA”) in 2011. The amended Act aimed to redefine the dynamics of the … [Read more...] about New Jersey Auto Dealer Protest Actions: Empowering Dealerships Through the NJFPA
Class action lawsuits are becoming an increasingly popular means for consumers to hold businesses accountable for fraudulent and deceptive practices, and to gain leverage in a lawsuit. Under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (N.J.S.A. 56:8-1 et seq.), consumers may file a class action lawsuit against a business that has engaged in deceptive or misleading practices. The New Jersey legislature passed the Consumer Fraud Act (CFA) in 1960. The act … [Read more...] about Class Action Lawsuits Under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act