Yes, the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act, which provides for triple damages plus attorneys fees has a very broad reach and can even be applied to businesses as well as people. Not only can plumbers and electricians be held in violation of the NJ Consumer Fraud Act, but also the New Jersey Home...View More
We have a tailor shop. A daughter and her mom hired us in July to work on her daughter's wedding dress for an October wedding. The charge was $1,300 paid in three installments. The dress was delivered on time in early October. Then the mother, who was paying, disputed all three credit card... View More
First I can't believe the answer of the other attorney who answered this question seems like a canned answer and didn't realize your not the one charged with the offense, you are the victim. That being said since you are the victim, first try going to the police and tell them what...View More
I brought my computer in for external repair (Screen Frame replacement). The company mistakenly recycled my computer. They provided me with a new one, but it wasn't the same as the one I previously had. They also promised to recover my hard drive but have never followed up on the status of the... View More
The answer depends on many factors from how valuable your data was to you, to whether you signed a limitation of liability when you took the computer in for repair. You will probably need to setup a consultation with a lawyer and that in and of itself will cost money for the attorneys time so...View More
I have a judgment against a contractor who refused to return deposit. I have already served information subpoena to defendants court appearance. Now, all of his court appearances are virtual. Defendant has not responded to information subpoena within time alotted. I filed notice to enforce... View More
You have to get a Judge to grant you permission to effectuate service by publication. But you risk the contractor being able to discharge the judgment in bankruptcy. If you cannot establish fraudulent conduct that is not dischargeable in bankruptcy then you have a real problem. There are too many...View More
I am pretty desperate to find someone who can help me with my situation. I live in an apartment. I have had an issue for over a year now with my neighbors chain smoking. They recently did renovations on all of the apartments. It made it worse. They did not do a good job and my apartment is filled... View More
Every lease is deemed to include the provision of quiet enjoyment. This places a obligation on the Landlord to insure that the premises are safe and not unhealthy. So if the Landlord refuses to take any action to correct the situation, consider filing suit against the Landlord for breach of...View More
It would depend on the terms of the prepaid plan. You could review the plan agreement and check the paragraphs about termination, cancellation, refunds, etc. Look for any additional obligations involving testing labs. If the terms of the plan agreement seem to be against you, or they do not address...View More
Arbitration clauses are matters of contract. In your case it's a "Home Warranty Contract". If the conduct of the party wanting to enforce the arbitration clause against you amounts to a material breach, then the court won't enforce the arbitration clause. A good remedy for a...View More
I hope you're okay. A question that could arise is that inexpensive, disposable cups are generally regarded as not being microwave-safe. I hope there were no injuries - there is no mention of them - but that is another question that would arise. What were the damages in terms of injuries? You...View More
It was an internal road (not highway) and I was searching my Dermatologist's office and slowed down to take a turn. The police officer cited me for slow speed. I have entered a no guilty plea online. Want to know what will happen next? Court date is set for 6/22. This is my first offense in 7... View More
Impossible to predict because don't know what PD will say happened. This case arises under traffic ticket law. You need to discuss with an attorney in your jurisdiction that specializes in this kind of law. Thank you for using Justia, Ask a Lawyer.
I bought this IG Girl from Miami a plane ticket for $350. We agreed that she would come to see me on a particular day, so I booked her flight using her info, and once I did, she blocked me and has been nonresponsive ever since. i have all the corresponding texts/receipts to prove it. If I were to... View More
You have been Scammed! Be glad your loss was small. Never send any money or buy plane tickets for anyone. Your losses could have been much worse. The authorities have much bigger Scammers to go after. What you have described happens just a few hundred times per day all over the country. Learn from...View More
We had an agreement with our landlord to end our lease early due to the relocatio of our jobs, He agreed to put the property on the market and when he found someone to rent it we would move. We did that with no problem but he has refused to give us itemized receipts of the so called work he had... View More
Depending on the amount and your overall financial situation, you may be able to fight it or it may be cost-effective to just file Bankruptcy. But there is an insufficient factual basis to provide meaningful advice.
Please do not pay this claim without any proof it is a verifiable obligation of the Estate of your deceased husband. If you did not sign anything, the claim, if verifiable, would be against the Estate of your deceased husband. It sould not be your obligation.
Yes you certainly can take legal action both civilly and through the criminal justice system. How to determine who stole the EZ Pass may require retains a private investigator. Once that is determined and you have proof, then an experienced civil litigation attorney can review all your...View More
Original debt is $2500. Has received more than $3800 in payments via state tax returns and has not released lien on School Transcript and still claims I owe despite paying over $3800. Has not given any paperwork related to my file despite repeated request. Was condescending when requested and even... View More
Your situation would have to be determined in an in person consultation and review of all relevant documents. Depending on what is learned from that, you MAY have a cause of action under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Sometimes a simple but strong letter from an experienced civil...View More
When judgement is entered in small claims court decision (NJ, less than $3k) - is post-judgement interest automatically applicable if it is not explicitly ordered by judge? I found article that says usually it is automatic per federal standards, but I don't want simply to assume this. Any... View More
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