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Michael T Millar

Michael Millar’s Legal Guides

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    Not Happy With Your Contractor? You Have Options. You signed a home improvement contract. You paid the contractor. He seemed reliable when you first met him. Now you're not so sure. The work is not done. What has been done is not acceptable. The home repair project is taking muc...

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  • The New Jersey Construction Lien Law - A Consumer Protection Statute

    Since Hurricane Sandy, many invalid construction liens have been filed against local homes. When discussing consumer protection laws in New Jersey, the conversation typically revolves around the Consumer Fraud Act (CFA). That is for good reason. The CFA provides that if a plain...

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  • The New Jersey Door to Door Home Repair Sales Act

    In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the primary consumer protection concern in our area has been home improvement fraud. As discussed in previous posts, the Consumer Fraud Act ("CFA") is the primary consumer protection law in New Jersey. Many look no further than the CFA when evaluat...

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    Under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act, one commits an act of consumer fraud in any one of three ways: (1) affirmative misrepresentations, (2) knowing omissions, and (3) certain regulatory violations. A home improvement contractor can commit an act of consumer fraud by any - or ...

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  • Bankruptcy Court Rules that New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act Judgment is Dischargeable

    Bankrutpcy Court Rules That A Judgment Under The New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act May Be Discharged In Bankruptcy. In re Alteiri, 2012 Bank. LEXIS 3843 20 August 2012 The New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (CFA) makes sellers of goods and services strictly liable for certain violation...

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  • New Jersey Real Estate: Did you know? Title searches are performed for the title company

    When buying a parcel of property or a home, most people believe that the searches that they receive from the title insurance company are performed for the buyer and are meant to assure the buyer that they are receiving clear title. That is not the case. The New Jersey Supreme Cou...

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  • In a Nutshell: The New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act

    (1) What is consumer fraud? Consumer fraud is "any unconscionable commercial practice, deception, fraud, false pretense, false promise or misrepresentation" in connection with the sale of goods, services or real estate.N.J.S. 56:8-2. The statute defines the word "sale" to inclu...

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