New Jersey’s Consumer Fraud Act (CFA) is regarded as one of the most broad-reaching consumer protection statutes of its kind. The act’s treble damages and uncapped legal fees, as well as the absence of any state nexus requirement, have incentivized plaintiffs and attorneys to bring consumer fraud actions in New Jersey, regardless of where the unlawful conduct may have occurred. N.J.S.A. 56:8-1 et seq. The result has been an influx of consumer fraud cases that have, among other things, weighed down our judiciary.
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Reprinted with permission from New Jersey Law Journal.