We can tell you that New Jersey’s courtrooms are among the nation’s easiest in which to file a ridiculous lawsuit, but sometimes the weaknesses of the NJCFA speak for themselves.
Two New Jersey residents contend that the size of their ‘footlong’ sub from Subway fell short of twelve inches. And with a straight face, they were able to file a lawsuit under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act with ease. Their lawyer is seeking class-action status on behalf of everyone who’s purchased one and meets the criteria.
A recent NJ BIZ article (Advocates hope bill takes bite out of N.J. fraud law / Jared Kaltwasser, 2/4/13)) examines a possible remedy for the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act, sponsored by Assemblyman Craig Coughlin. A-3264 has been referred to the Assembly Consumer Affairs Committee.