Consumer Fraud Cases

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What is a Consumer Fraud Case?

New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act

The New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (CFA) provides that it is unlawful for any business to engage in any “unconscionable commercial practice, deception, fraud, false pretense, false promise, misrepresentation” in connection with a consumer transaction. Further, the CFA makes it unlawful for any business to knowingly conceal, suppress, or omit any fact material (important) to a consumer transaction, even if the person was not actually mislead or deceived.

The CFA applies to the most business, but in particular the following types of businesses:

  • Automobile dealerships
  • Automobile Repair shops
  • Home Improvement Contractors
  • Home Builders
  • Banks and Lending institutions
  • Mortgage Brokers and Finance Companies
  • Hotels, Airlines, and Travel Agencies
  • Insurance Companies
  • Any other business selling consumer products and services

The New Jersey CFA is one of the strongest consumer protection laws in the nation. It provides for treble damages, attorneys fees, and costs if it is found that the business or person committed a fraudulent act and a loss was suffered by the consumer.

If you are looking for a qualified consumer fraud attorney to work on your claim, please review the case types below.

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Violation of New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (CFA)

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Unconscionable Commercial Practice in Connection with A Consumer Transaction

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Deception In Connection with A Consumer Transaction

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Fraud In Connection with A Consumer Transaction

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False Pretense in Connection with A Consumer Transaction

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False Promise in Connection with A Consumer Transaction

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Misrepresentation In Connection with A Consumer Transaction

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Business To Business Sales In Connection with A Consumer Transaction

Do You Have a Claim?

Kindly contact us at 201-222-0123 or complete our inquiry form if you believe you are a victim of consumer fraud, or other statutory state or constitutional law violations.