New Jersey Consumer Protection Attorney William Wright
Consumers in New Jersey are protected by one of the strongest and broadest Consumer Protection laws in the United States. The law, known as the Consumer Fraud Act, can be found at N.J.S.A. 56:8-1, et seq., and protects consumers from any kind of fraud, misrepresentation, omission or unconscionable commercial practice in connection with the sale of goods, services or real estate.
In addition to the broad general categories of conduct the Consumer Fraud Act prohibits, there are a multitude of specific laws, rules and regulations that have been enacted under the umbrella of the Consumer Fraud Act. These laws, rules and regulations create specific rules that merchants and service providers must follow when dealing with customers. The New Jersey Legislature and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs have enacted specific laws and rules for the following businesses:
- Home Improvement Contractors
- Towing Companies
- Movers and Warehousemen
- Health Clubs
- Car Dealerships
- Internet Dating Sites
- Pre-paid Phone Cards
- Employment and Personnel Services
- Certain Religious Food Sellers
- Fraudulent Charities
- Extended Vehicle Warranty Sellers
If you feel like you have been taken advantage of by a merchant or service provider, you may be entitled to the protections of the Consumer Fraud Act. If you have lost money or property as a result of a merchant or service providers\’ unlawful practices, you could be entitled to an award of three times your actual damages, as well as reasonable attorney\’s fees. Likewise, if you have paid someone money as a result of their unlawful practices, you may be entitled to a full refund and an attorney\’s fee award even if you did not suffer any damage. The Law Office of William Wright advocates for all types of consumers, in disputes large or small. Call today to set up an appointment for your free initial consultation. Contact us today!