NJ Motor Vehicle Commission, Division of Consumer Affairs launch database of vehicles damaged by the storm.
More than 50 Porsches, five Rolls Royces and three Ferraris are among the thousands of flood-damaged and salvaged vehicles collected in a new database in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission and Division of Consumer Affairs has announced a partnership designed to help the public determine whether they are unknowingly purchasing a vehicle damaged by the storm. According to a release from the Attorney General's Office, there was a 6,000 percent spike in flood-damaged and salvage vehicle titles throughout the past three months, following the storm. According to state law, if a vehicle has suffered such damage that it is not practical to repair or it has been declared a loss by the insurer, the owner of …
Delta station at 141 Bloomfield Ave., as well as six other gas stations and one hotel, hit with civil lawsuit filed by state Division of Consumer Affairs
Friday, November 9, 2012
A Bloomfield gas station has been hit with a civil lawsuit accusing it of price gouging in wake of Hurricane Sandy. Vinny Fuel Corporation, also known as the Delta gas station at 141 Bloomfield Ave., allegedly raised prices 25 percent from $3.19 to $3.99 per gallon during the state of emergency declared Oct. 27. New Jersey's Division of Consumer Affairs received six consumer complaints about the company. Six other gas stations, including two in Newark, and one hotel are also named in the suit, filed by the Division of Law on behalf of the state Division of Consumer Affairs. "We have received no indication that these defendants faced costs that would have made these excessive price increases necessary or justifiable," said Attorney General …