Consumer fraud hurts our economy, damages our markets, and wreaks havoc on our family budgets and financial planning.

We are all consumers. And we have all been ripped off. Consumer fraud impacts everyone–both directly and indirectly. Foreclosures, predatory lending,unfair and illegal collection practices, internet scams, identity theft, insurance and investment rip-offs, unscrupulous car dealers, fraudulent home improvement contractors, tele-marketers, financial “advisors”, unfair banking practices,”alternative medicine” providers, and sweepstakes and contest promoters are just a few of the many sellers which regularly mislead the consuming public. Most consumers mistakenly believe there is little or nothing they can do after having been taken advantage of by common consumer frauds.

Most lawyers do not practice consumer protection law. PinilisHalpern, LLP is a consumer law practice that concentrates on representing victims of consumer fraud. Their consumer protection practice is devoted to representing the common individual in the average consumer dispute. PinilisHalpern, LLP also regularly handles national class action litigation including securities fraud, price fixing, pharmaceutical marketing fraud, and large consumer sales practices cases. Many cases are referred by other lawyers.

PinilisHalpern, LLP is a faithful protector of consumer rights and believes that no consumer should be the victim of fraud—even if it is for a small amount of money. In New Jersey, the law almost always provides for enhanced awards and attorney’s fees; thus, no case is too small.

If you believe that you have a claim or if you are a lawyer who has been consulted by a claimant, you owe it to yourself to speak with PinilisHalpern, LLP.

In New Jersey, if a consumer has been mislead, then that consumer has a viable lawsuit. This is because, unlike any other state and/or federal law, under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act, it is not necessary to prove that a seller or advertiser intended to mislead a consumer.