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6 N.J.A.R. 85

Lewis, Earl t/a The Restoration Shop; Levin, Adam K., Director, Division of Consumer Affairs v
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Citation: 6 N.J.A.R. 85
Decision Date: 1980
Agency: DIVISION OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS
Synopsis: The Division of Consumer Affairs charged respondent, the operator of a shop doing business in antique car restoration, with deceptive consumer practices in the conduct of an automobile repair business. The administrative law judge assigned to the case determined that although the nature of respondent's automotive repair business was specialized and limited to the restoration of antique and classic cars, the broad sweep of N.J.A.C 13:45A-7.1 brought respondent within the definition of automotive repair dealer. The judge found that, in at least two instances, respondent had failed to provide a written estimate or obtain a waiver of a written estimate, in violation of N.J.A.C 13:45A-7, and in both instances the final repair costs were far above the original oral estimate. Accordingly, the administrative law judge found that the respon- dent has violated the Consumer Fraud Protection Act, N.J.S.A 56:8-2 et seq. David S. Griffiths, Deputy Attorney General for complainant (John J. Degnan, Attorney General of New Jersey, attorney) Richard M. Brockway, Esq., for respondent (Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, attorneys)
Rule(s) Cited: 13:45-7.1 
Statute(s) Cited: 56:8-2 et seq. 
Citation Tracker adopted-Div. of Consumer Affairs; reversed -179 N.J. Super. 193 (App. Div. 1981); certification denied, 94 N.J. 573 (1983) [Updated through 1991]