RICO CLAIMS IN NEW JERSEY

1.  Impact of the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act.  

There are some distinctive aspects to New Jersey claims.   New Jersey has a powerful Consumer Fraud Act, N.J.S.A. 56: 8-1.  If you are a plaintiff, make your life easier with a statute that has few requirements, rather than a demanding one.

2. Standard on Motions to Dismiss

Generally a plaintiff wants to be in state court, and New Jersey law requires far less under the Printing Mart standard than federal law under Iqbal.  Consider pleading a state based cause of action in state court to avoid the rigors of responding to a motion to dismiss.   Note client response can vary and many can be attracted to the lure of a federal case, without realizing the enhanced proof requirements.

Questions, feel free to call about co-counsel, brief assistance, or consultation on your RICO case.   

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