New Jersey residents are victimized by fraudsters, predatory businesses and unscrupulous contractors on a daily basis. In addition, consumers may be victimized by reputable companies who refuse to do the right thing when their services fall short of their advertised promises. When consumers are victimized, they can rely on New Jersey and Federal laws designed to protect them.
The Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act, 15 U.S.C. § 2301 et seq., which is often referred to as the “Federal Lemon Law,” provides consumers with the ability to address warranty related issues. The New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act, N.J.S.A. 56:8-1 et seq., protects consumers who are victims of fraud by guaranteeing a successful litigant attorney fees, treble damages and a refund of all payments made to the offending business. Aggrieved consumers can also rely on other statutes, including the New Jersey Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act, N.J.S.A. 56:8-12 et seq., which penalize business which fail to comply with statutory contract requirements.
In all, there are hundreds of laws to protect consumers. Notwithstanding these laws, business continue to victimize consumers. If you are victimized, the first thing you must do is contact a lawyer experienced in consumer related issues. Mr. Lamarche has represented many clients in resolving consumer disputes big and small. Mr. Lamarche even argued a consumer protection case before the New Jersey Supreme Court where he achieved a successful outcome. If you have been victimized, do not hesitate to contact Mr. Lamarche.