Earlier this month, the Appellate Division, in the unpublished decision Chaykowski v. Marut, A-2901-10T2 (N.J. App. Div. September 7, 2012), upheld a substantial judgment entered by a trial court against a landscape contractor and one of its principals under New Jersey’s Consumer Fraud Act (the “NJCFA”).  This case clearly illustrates the perils of a