June 18, 2015

Mescall & Acosta

"Over 50 years
of combined experience
- dedicated to helping "

This month:
Cars and Consumer Rights"
Our Team:
James C. Mescall
Certified as a Civil Trial Attorney by the Supreme Court of New Jersey since 1997
Arbitrator, Superior Court of New Jersey since 1995
(Essex, Hudson and Morris Counties)
Victims' Rights Attorney, appointed by the 9/11 Fund in 2001
Carlos H. Acosta, Jr.
Fluent in Spanish

Professional Associations and Memberships:
State Bar of New Jersey
Hudson County Bar Association
Hispanic Bar Association 

North Hudson Lawyer's Club (2007 President)

Arbitrator, Superior Court of Hudson County 

Jeffery A. Getz
Paralegal and Case Manager 
Bachelor of Science, Fairleigh Dickinson University, 1986
Liberty Mutual Insurance Company Claims Training Program, 1986
28 years experience in the industry

Put the Squeeze on Lemons
Here's How to Avoid Buying a Damaged Car

If you buy a pair of jeans at the GAP that don't fit, you simply take them back for a refund or swap them for a better-fitting pair. But what happens if you buy a new car that doesn't "fit"? It's in the shop almost from day one with problems the dealer can't seem to repair. Uh-oh, you might just have a lemon. And unfortunately, taking it back for a refund or a new car is much more complicated than replacing those straight-leg jeans. You should know your rights so that you don't get squeezed by a lemon. Read this handy guide and learn what to do if you're buying a car. 

When That New Car Smell Turns Sour...
What To Do If Your New Car Is Defective

An estimated 150,000 cars each year (or 1% of new cars) are lemons -- cars that have repeated, unfixable problems. Every state has enacted some type of "lemon law" to help consumers who get stuck with these defective cars. In order to take advantage of these laws, you need to know what qualifies as a lemon and how to get a refund or replacement car. Learn more about your rights. 

When Good Cars Go Bad
This Year's Least Reliable Car Is...
Some cars are simply poorly designed. They break down, won't start, or have numerous annoying defects. The owners of these cars spend more time in service centers than taking their friends and family on vacation. Avoid the hassle by checking out AutoGuide.com and its ranking of 2014's least reliable cars.
Got Lemon?
New Jersey Laws Protect Consumer's from Bad Cars
New Jersey is one of many states that have created "lemon laws" to protect New Jersey drivers from defective cars. This law covers people who have bought a car for their own personal use and covers any "nonconformity" that arise due to faulty manufacturing. Read this summary on the law here.

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James Mescall
80 Main Street
Suite 550
West Orange, NJ 07052                    
Phone: (973) 669-3339       
Fax: (973) 669-3331 
Carlos Acosta   
467 Bergenline Avenue
Second Floor
Union City, NJ 07087
Phone: (201) 223-6660
Fax: (201) 223-1188