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Developers Beware: Consumer Protection Procedures Act Strikes Again in D.C.

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

A recent court decision emphasizes the need for real estate developers to proceed with caution when making representations to potential home buyers in the District of Columbia, as well as in other jurisdictions with similar...more

TEXAS - Defendant's Original Answer + Affirmative Defenses

by Curt Langley on

A form and template Defendant's Original Answer for use in Texas state courts....more

NJ Appellate Court Provides Guidance on When Construction Firm Owners Can Be Personally Liable for CFA Violations

by Kevin O'Connor on

Earlier this year, the New Jersey Supreme Court in Allen v. V & A Brothers, Inc., 208 N.J. 114 (2011), ruled on the question of whether officers, owners, managers and/or employees of businesses providing services to consumers...more

New Jersey Supreme Court to Decide Upon Whether Individual Officers of Construction Firm May Be Held Personally Liable for...

by Kevin O'Connor on

This blog summarizes recent developments under New Jersey law to extend the reach of the Consumer Fraud Act in residential construction to impose personal liability on company officials, and pending legislative efforts to...more

Sword or Shield? The Consumer Fraud Act in Construction Litigation

by Kevin O'Connor on

The Consumer Fraud Act ("CFA") has greatly expanded from its initial focus 50-years ago into a potent weapon used by homeowners against builders and home improvement contractors. This article reviews the current state of the...more

Illinois Supreme Court Holds That Oral Contracts Not Necessarily Unenforceable, But Why Risk It?

On September 23, 2010, the Illinois Supreme Court held that, pursuant to Illinois' Home Repair and Remodeling Act ("Act"), oral contracts were not necessariliy unenforceable. As such, contractors owed money pursuant to oral...more

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