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
New Jersey Businesses – Be Alert!
Below are brief articles regarding three 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 … [Read more...] about New Jersey Businesses – Be Alert!
How to Prevent Claims Under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act
The New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (NJCFA, N.J.S.A. 56:8-1 et seq.), is a powerful consumer protection law that gives New Jersey customers the right to sue businesses for fraud, misrepresentation, and other unlawful practices. The NJCFA prohibits businesses from engaging in any unconscionable, fraudulent, or deceptive practices. In recent years, there has been an uptick in the number of NJCFA lawsuits filed against businesses, particularly auto … [Read more...] about How to Prevent Claims Under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act
New Jersey Commercial Litigation Attorneys
Commercial litigation refers to disputes between business and/or disputes between businesses and their customers, vendors or suppliers. The experienced New Jersey commercial litigation attorneys at Schiller, Pittenger & Galvin, P. C., in Scotch Plains, handle complex commercial litigations and disputes in Union County and throughout the State. We are experienced in litigating in both federal and state courts as well as private arbitrations in … [Read more...] about New Jersey Commercial Litigation Attorneys
Can You Sue a New Jersey Insurance Company for Bad Faith Conduct?
Most insurance companies in New Jersey and their employees are honest businesspeople. However, sometimes insureds butt heads with their business, homeowners’ or auto insurance company. The claims process is taking too long or the adjuster does not return phone calls. Or maybe the company denied the claim or made a low-ball offer. If you feel the insurance company treated you unfairly, can you sue a New Jersey insurance company for bad faith … [Read more...] about Can You Sue a New Jersey Insurance Company for Bad Faith Conduct?
Enforcement of Arbitration Agreements in New Jersey
Companies in various industries in New Jersey frequently include arbitration agreements in their contracts with employees, vendors and/or customers. Binding arbitration agreements are found in construction contracts, sales agreements, service agreements, employment contracts, and brokerage account agreements, to name a few. As a result, extensive case law has developed regarding the enforcement of arbitration agreements in New … [Read more...] about Enforcement of Arbitration Agreements in New Jersey