Did you know that simply clicking "yes" on a customer agreement when buying something online is the same as signing a contract? Consumer laws generally are meant to protect the average consumer from deceptive business practices, dangerous products, or other problems; but they also protect businesses from liability. This category also includes laws protecting consumers from cyber crimes like phishing and identity theft. Federal and state laws address these matters. In New Jersey, for instance, customers have one year (or 12,000 miles) to make a claim under the state's lemon law. Click on a link below to learn more about this and other consumer laws in New Jersey.