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
In October 2022, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear In Re Grand Jury, 13 F.4th 710 (9th Cir. 2021), from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. The case dealt with the standards federal courts should use to determine what types of information exchanged between a lawyer and a business client are privileged and thus protected from disclosure during litigation. In the case, the Ninth Circuit ruled in 2021 that a law firm must turn over requested … [Read more...] about Supreme Court Declines to Clarify the Attorney-Client Privilege in Business Communications
In an effort to safeguard public funds and promote accountability, the State of New Jersey enacted the New Jersey False Claims Act (“NJFCA” or the “Act”). This legislation empowers whistleblowers to bring forth claims on behalf of the government when they suspect fraudulent activities. With a robust legal framework, the NJFCA serves as a crucial tool in the fight against fraud. In addition, the Act provides a means to uncover and prosecute … [Read more...] about New Jersey False Claims Act Attorneys: Combating Fraud and Protecting Taxpayers
When unexpected disputes arise among trustees and beneficiaries, a commercial transaction collapses, or a former employer leaves his place of work with a client list and company playbook, filing an Order to Show Cause in New Jersey may be the first step in righting a wrong (or preventing further irreparable harm from occurring). New Jersey courts have long recognized Orders to Show Cause. However, the circumstances that would support an Order to … [Read more...] about Getting an Order to Show Cause in New Jersey