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!
Getting an Order to Show Cause in New Jersey
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
An Overview of the Economic Loss Doctrine in New Jersey
The economic loss doctrine is an important legal concept for business owners and their attorneys who are defending against a lawsuit. In New Jersey, this doctrine may limit a plaintiff’s ability to recover additional tort damages in a claim that should be limited to allegations of breach of contract. To better understand this concept and how it might affect your business, below is an overview of the economic loss doctrine in New Jersey. What … [Read more...] about An Overview of the Economic Loss Doctrine in New Jersey
Employers Must Learn New Laws to Maintain a Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace
State Issues Rules Concerning the Recreational Use of Marijuana and Impact on Users’ Employment New Jersey legalized the recreational use of cannabis in 2021. Now, employers want to know when and what type of disciplinary action they can take if a worker tests positive for cannabis. Below is what employers need to know to maintain a drug-free workplace in New Jersey and comply with state law employment protections for cannabis users. New Jersey … [Read more...] about Employers Must Learn New Laws to Maintain a Drug and Alcohol-Free Workplace
Quantum Meruit in New Jersey
Quantum meruit in New Jersey is a legal doctrine that relates to the value of services provided. Specifically, it refers to the fair value of services rendered when an agreement is breached or otherwise fails before completion. This doctrine is important for business owners, lawyers, and other professionals who may provide services without a binding contract in place. What Is Quantum Meruit in New Jersey? Quantum meruit is Latin for “what … [Read more...] about Quantum Meruit in New Jersey