KLRW Prevails at Trial in Hudson County on Behalf of Merchant Accused of Consumer Fraud Violations

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Corey G. Jeffers, Esq. obtained a defense verdict at trial on behalf of a merchant accused of violating the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act. The case was tried before the Honorable Jeffrey R. Jablonski, J.S.C. in Hudson County Superior Court.

The matter involved the plaintiff’s claim that she was wrongfully charged several thousands of dollars’ worth of merchandise, even though the purchases were voided by the merchant. By lining up the plaintiff’s bank records with transaction records from the merchant, Mr. Jeffers established that the plaintiff received all that she had paid for, and that she was not improperly charged for any merchandise that she never received. In addition, Mr. Jeffers argued that his client did not violate the Consumer Fraud Act, as the conduct of the merchant’s employees was not an unconscionable business practice.

The Court sided in favor of Mr. Jeffers’ client, and decided that there were no extraneous charges to plaintiff’s bank account on any of the days that she visited the store. The Court also dismissed the Consumer Fraud Act allegations.

Please contact Corey Jeffers, Esq. at 973-957-2567 or corey.jeffers@klrw.law if you have any questions about this trial, our commercial litigation practice or the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act.