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Legal Update

In our continuing effort to keep you advised as to issues that may be of interest to you, I have recently been made aware of a class action suit that will be filed in the near future. This involves any automobile that you may have leased or purchased since 1996.

From the mid 1990’s to at least mid 2000, automobile dealers in New Jersey were overcharging the buyers for their registration and title fees. As a result, you may be entitled to damages, a refund or a rebate. A law firm in Bergen County is pursuing these cases on a contingency fee basis, i.e. no charge unless there is an award or settlement. If you purchased or leased a car during this time period, you need to check your order sheet, lease or contract to see how much you were charged for the “registration fee” and the “document fee”. If you have it, I can check it out for you. If you were charged more than $60 you may have a cause of action.

Please let me know as soon as possible. It is the intent of this law firm to file this claim by June 1, 2002. Please also speak with your friends and colleagues and perhaps they may also have been overcharged. Time is of the essence.

Lastly, it does not matter if you do not still own the car, as long as you have the paperwork. I have enclosed an example of this overcharge.

If you have any interest in pursuing the above, please send me a copy of your order sheet, lease or contract and I will forward same to this law firm. You will then be contacted by them directly.

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