Roach v. BM Motoring, LLC, 228 N.J. 163 (2017).  Plaintiffs bought used cars from defendants.  In connection with those purchases, plaintiffs signed Dispute Resolution Agreements (“DRA’s”) that required any disputes to be arbitrated “in accordance with the rules” of the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”).  Several months later, plaintiffs filed for arbitration with the AAA, asserting claims under consumer protection statutes.  The DRA&

DeGarmeaux v. DNV Concepts, Inc., 448 N.J. Super. 148 (App. Div. 2016).  As Judge Manahan stated in his opinion for the Appellate Division in this case, “[t]he issue of reasonbleness of counsel fees has been the subject of numerous decisions.”  This opinion addressed what the panel viewed as an issue of first impression:  “whether prevailing plaintiffs in a Consumer Fraud Act (CFA) action are entitled to attorney’s fees incurred in defense of a counterc

On this date in 1994, the Supreme Court decided Cox v. Sears Roebuck & Co., 138 N.J. 2 (1994).  This unanimous opinion by Justice Clifford continues to be one of the leading cases on the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act, N.J.S.A. 56:8-1 et seq. (“CFA”).

Cox had contracted with Sears for installation of a kitchen.  He charged the amount due on his credit card.  Contending that Sears’s work was incomplete and not in compliance with codes, Cox sued for breach of contract and consumer fraud.  The jury found for Cox on both claims.  The Law Division judge,