New Jersey Supreme Court to Decide on Whether Consumer Fraud Act Was Properly Applied in Context of Commercial Dispute

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In my prior blogs (employmentandconstructionlawupdate.blogspot.com) I’ve covered the dramatic changes in the law of late, where the New Jersey state courts have applied the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act in any number of circumstances that would appear never to have been intended by the New Jersey Legislature. Opinions on this subject are mixed, with some arguing that the law is being expanded to provide greater protection to those who need it, and others arguing that these cases are setting dangerous precedents that will only end up costing the consumer more and deterring businesses from expanding in this State. This article discusses a pending appeal before New Jersey's highest court where the CFA was put to use by a business in a commercial dispute with rather distressing results for the vendor seeking to recover on its book account.

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