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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability and Lemon Law for Michigan on
Q: We bought custom furniture in April 2021. It was delivered October 19,2021. Within a week we notice a squeaky noise

Repair service came out and agreed there was a problem. Supposedly they order a part. Nothing has been done as of January 17, 2022. Can we demand a refund?

Michael Zamzow
Michael Zamzow answered on Jan 17, 2022

Likely depends on the purchase agreement, company policy, as well as the status of the part that was ordered. Demanding a refund and getting a refund are two different things, and being custom furniture, your question requires a much deeper than typical contract analysis to get a closer answer.... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability and Lemon Law for California on
Q: I bought a new ford Mustang Machi full electric car, the sticker said in a fullcharge 211 i am getting 145 . brand new

iwent back to the dealer after 1 week it was 179 miles full charge and they told me because its new it should catch up and then went back the week after and it was 170 miles full charge and the car had 400 miles at the time, they said you have to drive at least 1200 miles for the car to adjust, i... Read more »

Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman answered on Dec 17, 2021

I think a lot of lemon law attorneys would consider taking this case.

To me, your life is much simpler if you SELL the vehicle now, since it is likely worth

as much or more than what you paid for it and then just buy a different one.

Either way, I hope it works out for you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Lemon Law and Small Claims for California on
Q: Does a 30 day used car warranty resume or reset after it has been in repair within that time?

I bought a used truck from a used car dealership that offered a 30 day warranty. After 6 days I sent it back to the dealership to get the sunroof fixed. It wouldn't open. The car is now approaching the 30 day warranty mark while in the dealers possession. Since I've only had possession of... Read more »

Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman answered on Dec 15, 2021

There is a provision in the CA lemon law that provides that the number of days the vehicle is in the shop extends the warranty by that number of days. AND if the issue is not fixed, the warranty remains in place on that issue until it is.

2 Answers | Asked in Lemon Law for Maryland on
Q: Can I return a car that has a dent and sideswipe with rust on the side of it but I did not notice when I bought it
Scott Scherr
Scott Scherr answered on Dec 3, 2021

Review your sales contract. It will determine whether you can return the car and any warranties that apply. Most used cars have at least a 30 day warranty if purchased from a dealership. Contact them immediately and insist that they fix the damage. Most used car sales contracts state that the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Admiralty / Maritime and Lemon Law for Oregon on
Q: when purchasing a boat do rules like disclosure, or cancelling the deal come into play

put down payment on boat was told one thing about condition of transmission and found it to be otherwise went to cancel deal within 72 hours and was told that he was going to treat as a failed sale and consider it a voluntary repo and he doesn't have to give my money back when the whole time... Read more »

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott answered on Oct 26, 2021

There is no 72 hr cancellation privilege unless your sales contract provided one. But then there is not one for anything else either (one of the most popular misconceptions by consumers) except under the door to door solicitations rule (if a salesman sells you something at your front door without... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Products Liability and Lemon Law for California on
Q: Have been looking for a new 2021 Mazda Miata certain color certain make and there seems to be only this one that is avai

Have been looking for a new 2021 Mazda Miata certain color certain make and there seems to be only this one that is available at a Mazda certified dealership and the person that takes pictures of the car disclosed the information that this car had been in an accident and that it did not need to be... Read more »

Leon Bayer
Leon Bayer answered on Oct 22, 2021

It should be traceable IF anybody filed a DMV SR-1 report. Otherwise, I doubt there is any way to know.

I suggest you ask the dealer to provide you with a copy of the collision damage repair statement. The car was probably sent out to an independent shop. Most dealers do not do their own...
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1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for California on
Q: I’m reaching out to you guys trying to seek advice For buying a faulty car from a private party

For buying a faulty car from a private partyHe advertised it as it had no problems never told me that he had a problem he actually told me that it was a really good working car and he had no issues with it I drove off and the check engine light came on and it’s an expensive fix

Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman answered on Sep 4, 2021

Sorry for your issues.

Lemon law is warranty law.

This seller likely did not give you a warranty, so, no lemon law claim. Sounds like you were lied to and you think you can prove this. That would be fraud. For a fraud claim, your reliance on his lies must be...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability and Lemon Law for Kentucky on
Q: I bought Jeep Liberty 2020 as is no warranty Day I drive home overheated needed new coolant tank.

I bought the vehicle Dec 2020

Then Flat tire : had to replace all 4

One week ago both ball joints fell out

Radiator busted

And needed all brakes replaced

Bill$2300

Yesterday Transmission out

I still owe the dealership $2500 for the... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Aug 24, 2021

What is your question?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Lemon Law and Civil Rights for Nebraska on
Q: got hired to repair deck, now he doesn't want to pay me. he keeps changing and hurrying me to finish. what are my rights
Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Aug 19, 2021

One option may be a construction lien. See the Nebraska Construction Lien Act, starting at Neb. Rev. Stat. Section 52-125.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Lemon Law for Ohio on
Q: How do I know when it's time to get a lawyer related to a consumer issue? Bad flooring, now on second repair.

Company sometimes doesn't answer their phone. I want my entire floor replaced. I'm tired of having repairs.

Matthew Williams
Matthew Williams answered on Aug 13, 2021

It sounds like it probably is time to contact a lawyer right now.

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for California on
Q: I have a paid off ATV vehicle I sent it to a shop to get cosmetic upgrades. While at the shop it got flipped.

My off road vehicle was allegedly used off the business property to get pictures taken. The vehicle was taken out of the property without permission and an employee of the business rolled it and flipped it. The vehicle was initially taken with no prior damages.

Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman answered on Aug 5, 2021

Sounds like you have a question. I'll guess it is, what can you do here?

You can make a demand of the dealer to put you back where you would

have been had this not happened. Dealer will likely reject. You will then

likely have to sue dealer in small claims court. Good luck with it!

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability and Lemon Law for Georgia on
Q: Need a lawyer who services the state of Georgia regardless of in state or out of state.
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 4, 2021

Contact the Ga. Trial Lawyers Assn and they can help you find a lawyer for your type of claim. Their members give free consults.

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for California on
Q: I filed lemon law in Calif. Lemon Law Group Partners and received a message from Chrysler agreeing to buy the vehicl

back. I have not heard from them about the buy back but they want file suit for Chrysler contacting me in violation of cease and desist order and told me not to respond to Chrysler. Are they dragging it out to bill more fees and should go ahead and contact Chrysler myself?

Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman answered on Jul 30, 2021

So, who knows what they are thinking other than them?

It is not clear to me that THEY contact FCA for you or if you

contacted FCA on your own first and then FCA is responding

to your contact or to their's? That could make a difference.

As a lemon law attorney...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Lemon Law for Michigan on
Q: Vehicle under warranty but Chrysler cannot fix the problem due to discontinued part. what do i do?

Chrysler service has had my car for 9mo, & have been taking it in for over a year now. They've tried everything but the discontinued part, because it cannot be sourced. now they are just giving me my car back without doing a buy back or anything. I believe the car would be considered a... Read more »

Adam Alexander
Adam Alexander answered on Jul 29, 2021

Knowing the year/make/model of your vehicle would be helpful.

The first thing you should do is send a final repair letter. Immediately. A lawyer can do that for you. However, Michigan’s Lemon Law, like most other States, requires the consumer to provide the auto manufacturer with one...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Lemon Law for Ohio on
Q: Can I sue vroom, an online car dealership for fraud?

They falsely advertised the condition and features included on the car. They also claimed this vehicle has a clean title; however, the car has had electrical issues since day one. I have several reasons to believe this car has previously been in a wreck after taking it to a mechanic. The company... Read more »

Hunter G. Cavell
Hunter G. Cavell answered on Jul 17, 2021

You should speak with an attorney about this. There could be a bait-and-switch issue in your situation. The question is, what would you like to get from the dealer?

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice and Lemon Law for Florida on
Q: What does B.A.R mean? Lawyers are members, what does it mean? Why are you a member? I was told it is British!

Marco advised I ask google, isn't this ask a lawyer. If google is the best answer, I knew lawyers are part of the problem

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jul 8, 2021

It's not an acronym.

see:

[20-22] "... (Britain, law) The railing surrounding the part of a courtroom in which the judges, lawyers, defendants and witnesses stay

(US, law) "the Bar" or "the bar" The bar exam, the legal licensing exam....
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2 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Lemon Law for Mississippi on
Q: Bankruptcy and a repo

My vehicle was repossessed. I want to file emergency ch 13 and get it back

Lloyd M. Nolan
Lloyd M. Nolan answered on Jul 6, 2021

You'd better move quickly! You may need to pay the repossession charges, depending on the procedure in your district.

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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Products Liability, Lemon Law and Small Claims for Missouri on
Q: In MO, purchasing / selling a used vehicle; and responsibilities for each party

PERSON A listed vehicle on Craigslist, with intent to pay off lien. Thursday, Person B purchased used vehicle with cash. Bank(LIEN) paid on Friday with said cash+. B called Sat to back out. What should happen next?

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Jun 24, 2021

With limited exceptions, under Missouri law a party to a contract cannot simply change his or her mind. Courts are there to adjudicate contract claims when parties cannot agree and someone files a lawsuit.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law, Land Use & Zoning and Lemon Law for Maryland on
Q: "The law does not stand anywhere." Is this a fact of legal theory, or just something with which to hit me on the head

Your statement: The Law does not stand anywhere. Et tu quo que.

Your view of the Law depends upon where you stand; and where you stand depends upon the Laws view of you.

Richard Sternberg
Richard Sternberg answered on Jun 19, 2021

The law’s view of condo governance is that the condo documents control, except where they don’t. There is no statute on BBQ on the balcony unless it violates fire code, but the condo association MIGHT be able to regulate it… if they did it correctly… which they often don’t.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Lemon Law, Products Liability and Small Claims for Connecticut on
Q: Can I sue a repair shop/dealership for the entirety of my vehicle due to shotty repairs?

The car has gone into this shop with a full coverage warranty. They would keep the vehicle in their shop for multiple weeks to repair simple things, and return the car with the same problems. This continued over the course of 2-3 years, until the engine failed and was considered totalled. The... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jun 19, 2021

Unlikely at this point. You'd need an expert to testify that the engine fialed due to what they did and for no other reason. Part of the problem is also you kept taking it back--the law would say some of that's on you, because you didn't want to have a competent mechanic look at it.... Read more »

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