Suing for Towing Abuses

Yes, you may have remedies when you have been unlawfully towed.  Here are just a couple unlawful practices outlined in the New Jersey Predatory Towing Act.

1. Trolling by Dishonest Towing Company

A towing company sees a car illegally parked and tows it.  That is unlawful unless the towing company has a contract with the business establishment. “No person shall tow any motor vehicle parked for an unauthorized purpose or during a time at
which such parking is not permitted from any privately owned parking lot, from other private property or from any common driveway without the consent of the motor vehicle owner or operator, unless:

(1) the person shall have entered into a contract for private property towing with the owner.

2. Required Sign

The law requires,

(1) there is posted in a conspicuous place at all vehicular entrances to the property which can easily be seen by the public, a sign no smaller than 36 inches high and 36 inches wide stating:

(a) the purpose or purposes for which parking is authorized and the times during which such parking is permitted;

(b) that unauthorized parking is prohibited and unauthorized motor vehicles will be towed at the owner’s expense;

(c) the name, address, and telephone number of the towing company that will perform the towing;

If your vehicle has been unlawfully towed you may have grounds to contest the fees.  Call us at (973) 598-1980 for a free consultation on your claim.


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Deceptive Billing Practices

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Many consumers find that businesses have charged more than promised.  Calls may result in evasive or unresponsive answers.  Our office handled such claims on class and individual basis, seeking to obtain reimbursement or damages and prevent fraud.
One consumer publication summarizes the law:

“Unscrupulous businesses can increase their income by concealing unauthorized charges amid legitimate charges in their bills.  Many consumers will trust the company to bill properly, and pay the bill without questioning its amount. Billing for charges is
{sometimes} an implicit representation that the creditor is lawfully entitled to the charges.  Including incorrect charges in a bill is a UDAP violation.  Billing charges to a credit card without the consumer’s consent is unfair and deceptive.  Mislabeling a fee on a bill in order to disguise its nature or suggest that it is required by the government can be  deceptive. ”  5.7.7 Deceptive Billing Practices.

Demanding payment for a phony service may be an unfair act and violation of state deceptive practice or consumer fraud laws.  a UDAP violation.  A number of courts have recognized that purporting to charge a consumer for a tax that the seller does not in fact pass on to the taxing authority is deceptive, but some courts have held that under state law the consumer’s only claim is against the taxing authority. Stating an earlier due date than the actual deadline, in order to obtain premature payments and earn interest on them, may be deceptive.  But a California court held that it was not a UDAP violation for a hospital to bill a patient without disclosing that it provided a discount for prompt payment.  5.7.7 Deceptive Billing Practices.

Cases and circumstances may vary.

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