What is consumer fraud? Both PA and NJ have their own variations of this law. We can guide you through the use of either of these laws for your case.
Consumer fraud is "any unconscionable commercial practice, deception, fraud, false pretense, false promise or misrepresentation" in connection with the sale of goods, services or real estate.N.J.S. 56:8-2.
The CFA was designed to prevent deception, fraud or falsity, whether by acts of commission or omission in connection with the sale and advertisement of merchandise. Generally, the CFA is violated in one of three ways: (1) affirmative acts (i.e., false promises), (2) acts of omission or failure to disclose, or (3) per se violations.
If a jury or a court determines that a party has committed an act of consumer fraud, then that party must pay three times (3X) the amount of damages awarded to the other party.
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