Category: Consumer Law

Consumer Protection Lawyer U. : Banks

  • By Marc S. Berman
Consumer Protection Lawyer Sues Bank

CONSUMER PROTECTION LAWYER SUES BANK FOR FAILING TO REPORT SCAM A consumer protection lawyer prosecuted a tragic case. Between June 21, 2011, and December 21, 2011, Margaret Lucca made approximately twenty-seven wire transfers from her account at the Wells Fargo Bank branch in Somers Point, New Jersey. She was 82 years old. She sent the funds Read More

Can you sue a charity ?

  • By Marc S. Berman
Can you sue a charity

Can You Sue A Charity For Personal Injury? Can you sue a charity? Say a soup kitchen is properly incorporated as a charity. One day, some food debris spills onto the floor, in a public area. Someone notices and tells the staff to clean it up. However, for some reason, they don’t. You arrive at Read More

Injury Lawyer: “Careful What You Sign”

  • By Marc S. Berman
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Injury Lawyer Alert: Hidden Arbitration Clauses A potential client comes to see an injury lawyer. He was hurt through no fault of his own. He wants to go to court and recover compensation. Or, a woman was deceived by a home-improvement contractor and wants to sue the company that defrauded her. You would think that Read More

Black Friday Advice from a Lawyer

  • By Marc S. Berman
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Ten Tips to Avoid Black Friday Problems, from an NJ Lawyer A guide to avoiding legal problems when holiday shopping, from a New Jersey lawyer: If anyone promises you anything about a product you are buying, get it in writing. An oral promise isn’t worth the paper it isn’t written on. If it sounds too good to Read More

The Case Of The Malicious Mortgage Mediation

  • By Marc S. Berman

When Mike and Dana bought their first home, they viewed it as a new beginning. Like most couples, they financed the purchase with a mortgage. Everything was going well until Mark lost his job. After that, the two could not afford to make payments. Within six months, the bank filed a foreclosure suit. Luckily, Mike Read More

The Case Of The Private Duty State Trooper

  • By Marc S. Berman

One day, Rich thought he could use an oil change. He drove his car to Pete, the local mechanic. When Rich arrived, Pete suggested they clean the battery terminal and flush the radiator as well. Rich said okay, and went inside to wait for the work to be done. A bit later, Rich noticed a Read More

The Case Of The Delegating Doctor

  • By Marc S. Berman

We all have had medical tests administered by employees of our doctors, rather than by the doctors themselves. This allows our physicians to devote more time to the things that only physicians can do: Diagnosing those difficult cases, keeping current on the latest medical research findings, managing their stock portfolios, refining their golf swings, etc. Read More

The Case Of The Pathetic Payroll Company

  • By Marc S. Berman

Identity theft is a major problem. A criminal steals sensitive personal information and uses it to obtain loans, credit cards, and drivers’ licenses. The victims are left with unpaid bills, traffic fines and ruined credit ratings. Kathy R. and Patricia P. worked for a law firm in Roseland. The law firm uses a large payroll Read More

The Case of the Tilting Swimming Pool

  • By Marc S. Berman

One of the main reasons that business owners form corporations is to protect their personal assets. If the business is then sued, and loses, the business owner can, at worst, only lose the assets of the business. He or she will not lose his or her personal assets. However, if the business owner personally engages Read More

Door-To-Door Salesmen Lose

  • By Marc S. Berman

Have you ever regretted buying something from someone selling door-to-door? Chances are that either you have or know someone who has. Good news if you make that mistake in New Jersey: buyers can cancel a contract that they signed with a door-to-door salesman over the phone, provided that the contract doesn’t prescribe a method. The Read More