Consumer Protection · Towing company claims · Uncategorized

Unlawful Towing Company Practices

Not all towing is legal - even if you are unlawfully parked.  The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs helps you understand the Predatory Towing Prevention Act - what towing companies are and aren't allowed to do. Has your car been unlawfully towed?  You may have options.  Call us at the Law Office of Howard… Continue reading Unlawful Towing Company Practices

Consumer Protection · New Jersey Lemon Law · New Jersey used car claim

State Filed Claims Against New Jersey Used Car Dealership

Attorney General Christopher Porrino and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs announced that the state is seeking restitution and civil penalties from a Newark used car dealer alleged to have violated the state Consumer Fraud Act and a number of state regulations concerning the sale of motor vehicles. According to a Complaint filed in… Continue reading State Filed Claims Against New Jersey Used Car Dealership

Consumer Protection · Uncategorized


"Slamming and cramming" - "Slamming" happens when a phone company illegally switches your phone service without your permission. "Cramming" occurs when companies add charges to your phone bill without your permission. "Bill shock" - A sudden and unexpected increase in monthly wireless bills that is not caused by a change in service plans.  False or misleading advertisements - You may have purchased an "unlimited" mobile plan from your phone company, but didn't get what you paid for. 

Consumer Protection · False Advertising

Fraud Claims against Automobile Dealers

Several types of claims may be filed against automobile dealers in New Jersey. 1. New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act The law prohibits any unconscionable commercial practice, deception, fraud, false pretense, false promise, misrepresentation.  N.J.S.A. 56:8-2.  Typical examples are, false advertising, bait and switch failure to provide deal paperwork 2. Breach of warranty and lemon law… Continue reading Fraud Claims against Automobile Dealers

Consumer Protection · New York Fraud or Deception

Failure to Disclose Prior Lemon

What happens if a car is declared a lemon.  Many consumers do not realize the vehicle can be resold.  Claims may be fraud Failure to comply with the Disclosure Statute  417-a. Mandatory disclosures by sellers prior to resale. (New York State Consolidated Laws : Vehicle & Traffic) Some dealers violate the disclosure law which says… Continue reading Failure to Disclose Prior Lemon

Consumer Protection · False Advertising


Used car purchasers can be defrauded in many ways.  There are several types of claims to understand.   1. Auto Fraud The New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act prohibits deception, fraud, and false statements.  Documentation is helpful for dealers readily deny misrepresentation. 2. Breach of Warranty  Express warranties are based on the failure to repair the… Continue reading NEW JERSEY USED CAR FRAUD CLAIMS

Consumer Protection · False Advertising · Uncategorized


The New York States Deceptive Practices Statute says,  Deceptive acts and practices unlawful. (a) Deceptive acts or  practices in the conduct of any business, trade or commerce or in the  furnishing of any service in this state are hereby declared unlawful.       A variety of practices can be punished including false advertising, bait… Continue reading NEW YORK DECEPTIVE PRACTICE CLAIMS

Consumer Protection · New York Fraud or Deception

NEW YORK CONSUMER FRAUD  Law enforcement actions are taken by the Attorney General to protect the public good and to ensure a fair market place. However, for individual consumer complaints, the Bureau of Consumer Frauds and Protection offers an informal dispute resolution program for complaints against a merchant or business.