• NJ Supreme Court: Officers and Employees of Home Improvement Contracting Business Can Be Personally Liable For Consumer Fraud Violations
  • July 20, 2011 | Author: Eric L. Probst
  • Law Firm: Porzio, Bromberg & Newman P.C. - New York Office
  • The New Jersey Supreme Court recently in a unanimous decision, Allen v. V&A Brothers, held that employees and officers of a home improvement contracting business may be individually liable under the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act ("CFA"), N.J.S.A. 56:8-1 et seq., for affirmative acts, knowing omissions, and regulatory violations, including violations of the Home Improvement Practices Act ("HIP"), N.J.A.C. 13:45A-16 et seq. The decision places home improvement contractors on notice that they may be personally responsible for the treble damages awardable under the CFA.