Firm Overview Consumer Lawyer

CONSUMER RIGHTS AND CONSUMER PROTECTION

In 2014  2015 and 2016 Jonathan Rudnick Esq was named as a Super Lawyer in NJ and is also online faculty at lawline.com for many years now

Jonathan Rudnick managing partner of a consumer law firm that concentrates litigation on consumer cases (consumer fraud and lemon law) and personal injury claims, including class actions. A majority of the litigation involves bringing suit against car dealers and salesmen for violations of the Consumer Fraud Act. The Law Office of Jonathan Rudnick LLC also litigates Lemon Law cases for those who have purchased or leased vehicles which have significant defects and who are trying to get the money back they paid for the car.

Jonathan Rudnick, a consumer law attorney , has litigated consumer fraud cases against many of the state's largest dealerships, many home improvement companies, and various other business that have violated the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act and been involved in unfair and deceptive acts and practices (UDAP). Call us for a consultation.

The Consumer Fraud act is a powerful ally to those that have been victims of fraud and consumer fraud. The New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act provided consumer with the protection they need and the consumer rights to rely upon when and if they have to go to court to access the court system here in New Jersey. Odometer fraud and also lease and financing fraud are also wide spread her in New Jersey. Also bait and switch advertising is very prevalent so be careful when buying a car.

The area of consumer litigation can be very tricky as there are extensive and lengthy sources of the state and federal law under which you can make claims. Claims can range from simple affirmative misrepresentations of fact, omissions of material fact in regulation violations. All these claims must be associated with, even if indirectly, to a measurable or ascertainable loss associated with a transaction or attempted transaction sustained by the plaintiff normally a consumer of goods. The defendants include individuals who were involved in the running of the business so long as they had a role in the transaction, businesses who were involved in the sale of the goods and other individuals who participated in the improper or wrongful acts. The New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act provides recovery to individuals who have been damaged due to the improper or deceptive acts or practices from other individuals and businesses. The New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act applies to all persons including individual employees of these businesses in addition to the businesses themselves.

There are extensive discussions under the applicable case law as to who is liable and who is not liable for a particular act of fraud or consumer fraud. Usually this analysis deals with the specific participation of a specific person for a specific act. This means that if you can prove somebody participated in the act they are potentially liable. However, just because somebody owned business doesn’t mean they are necessarily liable unless they participated in the alleged deceptive act or practice. If somebody did engage in the deceptive act or practice than they are potentially liable assuming that led to a loss and it violated some applicable law or regulation.

So the 1st question is usually what is the deceptive practice, the next question is who created this world who participate in the deceptive practice and the 3rd question is what are the damages associated with the deceptive practice which is in violation of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act. Once these questions are answered you can make an appropriate framework for analysis and recovery under New Jersey law.