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New Jersey Lemon Law Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Lemon Law Lawyer Blog and New Jersey Consumer Protection:

Consumers have many questions regarding consumer transactions and need their consumer questions answered in an accurate, timely manner. We can answer your consumer, personal injury and employment questions.

The blog addresses many issues including your consumer rights on many transactions, buying damaged cars, wrongful repossession, breach of warranty, breach of contract, and many other issues that have been encountered by Jonathan Rudnick Esq. while litigating consumer law cases in New Jersey.

Many of your questions can be answered while reviewing the Lemon Law blog and the issues addressed are extensive and the answers are consumer friendly and hopefully answered in a short and simple manner.

Take your time read the blog and if you have any questions feel free to call me about your consumer right on and consumer related issue.
Consumer rights in New Jersey vary by facts and what law you were attempting to enforce. Consumer rights can vary and address numerous issues including landlord-tenant, gym memberships, automobile dealerships, banks, Kosher food and finance companies.

New Jersey has an Administrative code that addresses issues specifically related to specific industries.

As an example, there is an entire set of regulations on consumer contracts. As an example, there is an entire set of regulations applicable to automotive advertising. As an example, there is an entire set of regulations applicable to Kosher food. Very frequently a review of these regulations which are available online can provide some guidance for both businesses and consumers alike as the consumer rights about any other business.
As an example, if you have questions pertaining to automotive repairs go to the specific administrative section for some guidelines on these issues. Obviously, an experienced attorney should be consulted as the administrative code regulations are a limited purview into the nature and extent of New Jersey law applying to the conduct of this business.

Frequently the use of types of law including statutory law and common law are useful in addressing business conduct. Statutory law might include the Consumer Fraud Act. Statutory law might include the UCC, Uniform Commercial Code. Obviously, hiring an attorney who is familiar with the consumer issues is very frequently the best option. However, you need to do research to determine the nature and extent of reissue long before you contact an attorney.

The blog contains some of the following topics:

  • Can I cancel my transaction?
  • What do I do if I purchased a used vehicle with damage?
  • Can I sue my car salesman if the lies to me?
  • Is my car lemon?
  • Is there used car lemon?
  • What do I do if I have a lemon?
  • Do I need to hire a lawyer, or can I represent myself in the Lemon Law Unit?
  • My car has been out of service for 20 days, do I have a lemon law claim?
  • My car is now out of warranty; however, the dealer never fixed my complaints during the warranty? What do I do?
  • I purchased a car as is, but the dealer did not tell me the vehicle was rusted out.
  • I purchased the car as is, but the dealer lied to me about the history.
  • How does as is disclaimer affect any right that I might have?
  • Can I still sue if there is an as is clause in my contract?
  • The dealer refuses to take my car back even though it does not work within 2 days of purchase, can I sue?
  • How much money does the dealership have to pay me if my car doesn’t work?
  • Do I have to keep insurance on my car if it is at the dealer for a long-time span?
  • What do I do if the dealer refused to give me a loaner?
  • How is search, find and hire a good Consumer Law Lawyer?

I cannot afford a lawyer so can I have attorney’s fees awarded against the dealership?
These are many questions that are addressed in my blog. Sometimes the answers are simple and straightforward and sometimes the entries or more complicated. Sometimes there is a simple yes or no and sometimes a large explanation is required based on years of litigation experience and knowledge of the law in the industry.

The law is not always set in place when dealing with these issues. Sometimes there is no direct law. However, the Consumer Laws in New Jersey are liberally construed in favor of the plaintiff. The Consumer Fraud Act be liberally construed in favor of the consumer as it is a remedial statute.
The practical effect of records interpretations of the law provide a system for resolving a dispute that is favorable. However, this is not an automatic win for a consumer. A case still must be demonstrated to improve before Robert and damages must be demonstrated and approved by a judge or jury.
In New Jersey, you must demonstrate your case by a preponderance of the evidence. This means that the facts more likely than not, supportive claim under the law. The judge tells the jury what the law is and the jury determines if a claimant is entitled to recovery. The judge tells the jury that it must be by a preponderance of the credible evidence. This applies to both liability and damages.

Then, if you have demonstrated that you have satisfied, improved a claim under the Consumer Fraud Act, you must demonstrate that you have sustained an ascertainable loss. The loss must be measurable. Only economic damages are permitted. Pain-and-suffering is not permitted. Emotional distress is not permitted. Inconvenience is not permitted. The consumer laws provide recovery for economic damages in an economic fashion. You need to be able to demonstrate and put a specific number within reason as to your measurable loss. A jury considers this measurable loss and determines if you are entitled to recover under the law and under the facts they occurred.

It is important to understand that damages must be approved under the law. Many times, I have had clients who claimed damages however the court has not allowed those damages as they are not recoverable under the law. Thus, the ascertainable loss must be measurable and must be permitted to be recovered under New Jersey law. The judge makes the decision on which claims go to the jury in which damages are recoverable under the law. Everything must be approved by the court.