Noel Rivers

Noel Rivers

  • New Jersey
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New Jersey
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3rd Circuit
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Seton Hall University School of Law
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State Bar of New Jersey  # 037762015
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Q. negotiated online To buy a car with a specific vin# day I was to go to dealer to sign deal I was told car not available
A: There are not enough facts in your question for me to properly ascertain whether the car dealership engaged bait and switch tactics or if the car was simply sold before you had the opportunity to purchase it. If the car was sold before you could make it to the dealership and buy it, the dealer likely did nothing wrong. Bait and switch is a common tactic used by car dealerships. It is an act prohibited by the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act (CFA). Bait and switch tactics for the sale of a car typically involve a car dealership advertising a specific car for sale but when the customer arrives to purchase the car, the dealer claims that the car is no longer available. The more difficult task is proving that the dealer used bait and switch tactics that could result in a lawsuit under the CFA. There are several ways to prove that a car dealer used bait and switch. You could take screenshots or print out the ad where you saw the car; go to the car dealer's website and see if the car is still listed for sale; search other websites such as AutoTrader, Craigslist, and Facebook Marketplace and see if the car dealer has the car listed; pull the Carfax for the car (lots of car dealers list free Carfax reports right on the advertisement for the car); or have a friend call or email the dealership a few days later to inquire about the specific car and see if the dealer says it's still for sale. You would have to gather as much evidence as possible before an attorney could evaluate your case to see if fraud was committed by the car dealer. The Carfax is a great tool because it says exactly when the car was sold. If the car dealer continues to advertise the car for sale when it was sold or is not available, they can be found liable for violating the CFA and they could be subject to a lawsuit. The CFA provides a successful claimant with treble (triple) damages and provides for reasonable attorney fees, meaning you would not pay your attorney fees if you win. Please note that by responding to your question, an attorney-client relationship is not formed. If you feel you were the victim of bait and switch, you can contact me or any other attorney who is knowledgable of the CFA to discuss your potential case.
Q. I am probating my mother’s will. I have a short form designating me as executrix of her estate. My brother will receive
A: If you are uncomfortable sending him a check for a substantial amount, you can mail it USPS Certified Mail, return receipt, so he has to sign for it.
Q. How do I oppose and/or what form do I file in NJ to oppose modification in child support?
A: You can contact the clerk of the family division to get information on what forms you need to file to oppose your ex's order to decrease child support. The New Jersey Courts website also has a self-help handbook on the topic. You can find it here: The courts are still closed to the public but if you call the clerk, you can ask how to file your opposition to the motion without hand-delivering it to the court. A modification request and the subsequent court proceeding can be a complex matter. You would benefit from having a free consultation with an attorney. Please be advised that the information contained in this response does not form an attorney-client relationship.
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Rivers Law Firm, LLC
77 Hudson Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Telephone: (201) 744-4321
Fax: (201) 706-7760
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