A-3333 gains support
Assemblywoman Alison Littell McHose (R-Sussex) signed on as a cosponsor of A-3333, increasing the total number of sponsors and cosponsors to seven. She joins primary sponsors Assemblymen John McKeon (D-Essex), Ralph Caputo (D-Essex), and Domenick DiCicco (R-Glouster), and cosponsors Assemblywomen Amy Handlin (R-Monmouth), Mila Jasey (D-Essex), and Elease Evans (D-Passaic).
A-3333 calls for reforms to New Jersey’s oft-abused Consumer Fraud Act (CFA). If enacted, A-3333 would do the following:
- The individual cause of action provided for under the CFA would be available only to a “consumer,” who is defined as an individual and specifically excludes businesses;
- Require that a plaintiff relied to his detriment on the use or employment of the unlawful method, act, or practice;
- Give the court the discretion to award damages appropriately, not to exceed three times the amount of actual damages sustained by the consumer;
- Provide that the CFA applies only to transactions which occur in New Jersey.
More information about New Jersey’s CFA is available on NJLRA’s website.