When you get promised one rate and charged another, it’s frustrating. When it happens to thousands of customers getting service from the same company all at once, it’s probably a sign of a systematic problem. And one report now says thousands of AT&T and DirecTV customers have been complaining about exactly that for years. When... Continue Reading →

False or Worthless Warranty Claim

A lawsuit claims that a New Jersey-based auto dealer that specializes in high-end used cars sold customers warranties that did not exist and pocketed the thousands of dollars customers paid for them. The suit alleges that the firm and its employees pushed and sold the warranties to unsuspecting car buyers for years. Some customers claim... Continue Reading →

Cablevision and Starz Claims

    Many customers were promised certain benefits but find they are charged a rate without receiving promised services.  Customers have been paying for Starz but not receiving it.  The reasons for the dispute have been debated by each side.   One media outlet discusses the positions of each, "Starz and Encore channels went dark... Continue Reading →

New Jersey Used Car Dealer Fined for Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Advertising

The state’s 10-count complaint, filed in March, alleged that the dealer and its manager, ., violated the Consumer Fraud Act, motor vehicle advertising and automotive sales regulations and the Used Car Lemon Law and other regulations by advertising used motor vehicles for sale without disclosing to consumers the vehicle’s prior damage or prior use; selling vehicles “as-is” when they qualified for a warranty;

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 →


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 York Deceptive Practices Statute: Cases, Commentary, and Claims

§ 349. 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. b) Whenever the attorney general shall believe from evidence satisfactory to him that any person, firm, corporation or association or agent or employee thereof has engaged in or is about to engage in any of the acts or practices stated to be unlawful he may bring an action in the name and on behalf of the people of the state of New York to enjoin such unlawful acts or practices and to obtain restitution of any moneys

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