What happens if the dealer sells you a damaged car? Have they violated the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act?
AFFIRMATIVE MISREPRESENTATIONS VIOLATE THE CONSUMER FRAUD ACT
The law in New Jersey is no longer “buyer beware” and New Jersey has taken the more ethical approach to the sale of goods. The dealer is charged with knowing the goods that they sell, such as cars. If they make a promise that the car has not been in an accident they must make good on the affirmative representation. If their statements are false then the dealer can be sued for a violation of the Consumer Fraud Act, NJSA 56:8-2.