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Have you ever had a construction dispute? Our New Jersey construction litigation attorneys might have some information that could be helpful to you.

Would You Know If a NJ Contractor Cheated You?

The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs recently announced that it was taking legal action against 51 NJ contractors who have cheated residents out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. According to NJ officials, these 51 contractors cheated homebuyers out of more than $650,000. About half of the contractors who were fined were not even registered with the Division as legally required. To be registered with the Division, a contractor is required to provide the location of the jobsites, and provide proof that they have at least $500,000 in liability insurance. NJ Contractor Violations The NJ contractors were cited for various offenses, including: Failing to finish jobs they were paid for in advance Performing substandard work Failing to refund deposits Fraud Home Improvement Contractors’ Registration Act violations The Division is seeking more than $800,000 in consumer restitutions. The amounts the Division is wanting each contractor to repay range from $250…
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Resolving Construction Disputes: Mediation, Small Claims Court, or Civil Suit?

So, you hired a general contractor for some additions to your business’s property or to build a new structure, and the construction is not going to your liking—so much so that you believe the contractor actually failed to hold up their end of the contract. What can you do? You aren’t necessarily required to take the issue to court. You may have other options, including mediation and small claims court. Mediation Mediation gives you and your contractor options for resolution that are not legally binding. A neutral person, usually a retired judge or lawyer, will hear you both out and provide options that will hopefully direct you and the contractor to some type of settlement that’s agreeable to both of you, avoiding litigation altogether in the process. Small Claims Court  Small claims court is an option when others aren’t working. However, it’s limited to relatively small damage amounts. In New…
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