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Legal Memorandum: Consumer Fraud Act Violation in NJ

Issue: What is necessary to constitute a violation of the Consumer Fraud Act in New Jersey?

Area of Law: Business Organizations & Contracts
Keywords: Consumer fraud statute; Misinterpretation; Violation
Jurisdiction:  New Jersey
Cited Cases: 387 N.J. Super. 469
Cited Statutes: N.J. Ct. R. 4:5‑8(a); Consumer Fraud Act, N.J.S. 56:8‑2
Date: 03/01/2009

See N.J. Ct. R. 4:5‑8(a); State v. Qwest Communications Int’l, Inc., 387 N.J. Super. 469, 484‑85 (App. Div. 2006).  A misinterpretation that constitutes a breach of contract is not sufficient, without more, to constitute a violation of the consumer fraud statute.  Consumer Fraud Act, N.J.S. 56:8‑2 et seqSee Palmucci v. Brunswick Corp., 311 N.J. Super. 607, 615‑16 (App. Div. 1998).

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