New Jersey ruled online lemon car selling as fraud

Last week New Jersey Supreme Court’s unanimous decision ruled against online selling of defective or lemon cars. The Supreme Court decided that lemon car selling would be counted as violation of state’s consumer fraud law.

Decision of the court It involved a lawsuit filed by a Missouri man who bought a 1970 Corvette convertible from Richard Conklin, a Montville car dealer. And eventually found it as a lemon.

The car was advertised on the Ebay auction site as being in “good condition.”
The buyer eventually won a $62,447 settlement at trial, but the appeals court found that the consumer fraud law did not apply to Conklin because he was only a “casual seller” of hot rods and historic vehicles.

New Jersey’s Lemon Law at a glance:

  • Passenger automobiles or motorcycles leased, purchased or registered in the state, except the living facilities of motor homes.
  • Repair Attempts/Days Out of Service:-

3 repair attempts or more than 20 calendar days out of service.

  • Coverage Period:-

2 years or 18,000 miles, whichever occurs first.

In most parts of the United States, people are allowed to file a claim without the presence of a lemon law lawyer or attorney if you think you are legally skilled enough to do it. In most cases, though, it’s a good idea to seek guidance from a lemon law lawyer or attorney first before submitting your case to the judge.


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