Misrepresenting Their Qualifications, Inexperienced Contractors are Liable for Consumer Fraud (NJ)
When finding and hiring contractors to perform construction work, property owners rely on information provided by the contractor, especially relating to the experience, skill and specialized knowledge they possess to perform the requested job. But, what happens when the contractor does not have the adequate experience and knowledge to perform the work properly? According to the New Jersey Supreme Court Appellate Division, such a contractor may be liable to the owner for consumer fraud, which provides for triple damages as well as recovery of attorneys’ fees and costs of suit. Read the article………..
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Nonprevailing Homeowner Liable For Prevailing HOA’s Pre-Litigation As Well As Litigation Fees And Costs Under CC&Rs/Davis-Stirling Act (CA)
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