Topic: Consumer Fraud
The New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act provides strong protection for consumers against deceptive commercial practices by businesses. These protections include limitations on what businesses can do and say in the advertising and sale of goods and services. If a consumer is harmed by a commercial practice that is deceptive, the consumer can obtain relief in the form of reimbursement of amounts paid, reimbursement of monetary damage suffered by the consumer and potentially three times that amount, and reimbursement of attorneys’ fees and costs. Certain industries, such as construction and automobile sales/leases, even have their own specific set of regulations that they must follow. If you are an individual who feels you have been the victim of a deceptive practice or are a business that is being accused of a deceptive practice, please give us a call at the Law Office of Matthew H. Sontz, LLC to see how we can help you.