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1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Business Law for California on
Q: Can I back out of purchasing a car

I signed all contract paperwork for a vehicle at a dealership, I haven't signed the loan check yet to give to them yet though. They said I could pick the car up after they repaired it due to recalls. This was a few days ago and I haven't heard anything back, they gave me a rental for the... Read more »

Jonathon Maddox
Jonathon Maddox answered on Sep 21, 2021

As this question was written 6 days ago, I'm hoping this has been resolved by now. But short answer is, yes you should be able to back out of the deal if you haven't received the car yet. On top of there being some consumer protection laws, that give some room for a buyer to have... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Products Liability for Florida on
Q: Does the Truth in Lending Mean I don’t have to make a down payment on a car
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Sep 21, 2021

No. "Truth in Lending" is a well-used financial phrase used to remind people that the government requires lenders to disclose all the interest, fees and other costs related to each lending transaction.

However, it does not apply to every kind of lender there is out there; for...
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1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for New York on
Q: I filed a case against Johnson and Johnson and I found out the law firm I'm with is not reliable. So I'm trying to see

If my case is in court like they told me. I've been waiting for years.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 19, 2021

You could ask your firm directly. It's a fairly straightforward inquiry. If you filed the case, then you already have an index number. If you had the law firm file (which is generally more common), you should be able to determine that an action is pending on your behalf through an index... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Texas on
Q: In June 2020 my F250 quit running. The dealership said bad fuel. Repair cost was $ 10,793.00 was this a bad fuel pump.

I have fuel receipts, dealership repair statements, fuel samples.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 16, 2021

Before someone pays the law says you have to be able to show 1) it was their cause and 2) they were careless. With fuel, the issue tends to be that some engines don't like ethanol, or if you are using diesel, some newer engines have issues with low sulphur.

The problem is you need...
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1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury and Products Liability for New Jersey on
Q: My hair is falling out thanks to Johnson & Johnson shampoo & conditioner, Ogx ... what can I do ?

I used this product 2x my scalp is burning... everyday I lose more hair..

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 13, 2021

You could check to see if there are any ongoing actions involving the products you used. When law firms handle product liability-based cases, some firms specialize in certain areas or certain product lines. You could also search attorneys independently on your own, or use the Find-a-Lawyer tab... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Real Estate Law and Small Claims for California on
Q: Can I sue my home inspector for failing to mention the electrical panel?

I recently purchase a home and hired a home inspector and had the property inspected and decided to move on with the sale. After living in the property for almost a year I hired an electrician, so I could add an outlet for my TV when the contractor saw my panel he refused to work on my property. He... Read more »

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 11, 2021

The statute of limitations for negligence is 2 years, breach of contract 4 years, but sometimes different periods apply to certain professionals, such as home inspectors. IMO you need to get your electrical problem solved first, and RETAIN THE OLD PANEL AS EVIDENCE. Take lots of photos showing... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for California on
Q: Hi there, So I bought a defective oculus quest (product) and returned it to receive a refund. The website says it…

It typically take 8-12 days to receive your replacement. It’s been 27 days yet still no replacement and al I receive is an email telling me it’s going to take “longer than expected”

Thank you!

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II answered on Sep 11, 2021

Put a "stop payment" on your credit card, or whatever means you used to pay for this.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for South Dakota on
Q: My brother (parents are deceased), age 62, has downs downs syndrome and dimentia.

He accidentally, per coroners report, injested part of a Tide Pod. This was the primary cause of death. Is this a case to submit to a Class Action lawsuit and, if so, how does one proceed.

Thanks

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 5, 2021

I'm very sorry for the loss of your brother. A South Dakota attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. The best way to answer your question could be to reach out to law firms that are affiliated with the lawsuits. I don't know what the current disposition... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability and Civil Litigation for California on
Q: Do I have to serve all copies of court papers through defendants registered agent in California
Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene answered on Sep 1, 2021

You need to serve the initial papers on the registered agent and then what usually happens is they appoint an attorney to handle the matter. From there forward you would serve all your documents on the attorney representing the Corporation or LLC.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Products Liability for Missouri on
Q: fired, bc I refused to sell penicillin to a woman said she wanted it 4 her son that has bronchitis,labeled animal only

as I was unlocking drug for her,woman said it was for her son with chronic bronchitis. I told her everything we sell in store medical wise is for animals only. She wanted a manager. He without questions gave it to her. I was terminated 2 months later (after Christmas rush) he said she complained I... Read more »

Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg answered on Aug 30, 2021

If you believe you were fired for complaining about an unlawful practice then you may file a charge of discrimination with the EEOC at eeoc.gov or with the Missouri Commission of Human Rights at https://labor.mo.gov/mohumanrights/File_Complaint. They will investigate. Although they can sue on... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Criminal Law, Products Liability and Traffic Tickets for Indiana on
Q: Is backing out of a private driveway with my truck which had a car trailer behind it at time onto a state highway illegl

I made sure both directions was clear of any on coming traffic. I was in process of still backing out Had trailer completely on the highway was getting truck straightened out then seen a truck coming fastly towards me he wasn't slowing down i hurried got truck back into driveway but other... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 29, 2021

An Indiana attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. Unfortunately, the scenario you describe places the primary blame on you. In virtually any jurisdiction, entering the main roadway from a driveway gives right of way to drivers already proceeding in the main... Read more »

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 Personal Injury, Products Liability, Wrongful Death and Medical Malpractice for Missouri on
Q: What steps do i need to take to present a wrongful death/medical malpractice/pharmacy liability case to an attorney?

I have done a lot of research on my family's behalf and we all feel that my father was a victim of unethical practice that led to his untimely passing at only 58 years of age. We would like to discuss our situation and hopefully pursue a favorable plan of action to give my father the proper... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 20, 2021

A Missouri attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. I'm very sorry for your family's loss. In terms of steps you could take, the most productive would be to see if you could set up a consult with a law firm. If you have medical records, those would be helpful.... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Patents (Intellectual Property) for New Jersey on
Q: I have invented a way to reload a patented one-use product. What risk do I take by developing a kit for the market?

My invention in no way modifies the product it simply allows the one-time use consumable to be reused more than once in the same manner for which it was intended.

Stephen E. Zweig
Stephen E. Zweig answered on Aug 15, 2021

The answer is, "it depends." In some situations, such as refiling printer cartridges, the rule of "patent exhaustion" may apply. This rule is that a patent owner uses up their rights when they first sell a product.

However, the patent owner may also have engaged in...
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1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Small Claims for Virginia on
Q: How can I get a settlement on this case because I have used these products for awhile now and I have had some hair loss?
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 6, 2021

A Virginia attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. As a starting point, you could research online whether there are any law firms handling cases for the products that were involved. With some product liability law firms, this can change from month to month - the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Puerto Rico on
Q: Can the goverment make you take unwanted medical treatment
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 5, 2021

If the question is about vaccines, no one is being "made to" take it. However, like any vaccination, travel and other activities may be restricted to those who have been vaccinated.

If you are deemed a danger to yourself or others, you can be placed in a hospital. That is...
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1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Car Accidents for South Carolina on
Q: My dad was bringing my both my mopeds to me and got in a wreck both mopeds are totalled. Another person was at fault.

How can I go about getting money for my damaged property.

Jeffrey David Morris
Jeffrey David Morris answered on Aug 5, 2021

You would collect the money for the mopeds from the at-fault driver's insurance and or your father's comprehensive coverage.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Small Claims for Florida on
Q: How do i find a lawyer in jax
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 4, 2021

Look in the yellow pages. Lawyers tend to be listed by areas of focus.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Landlord - Tenant for Oklahoma on
Q: If a renter of a self storage is delinquent in payment within 60 days and someone pays it for them can the person paying

Fees and past due rent take possession of the unit(s)?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 4, 2021

Not without some type of agreement. They would be considered a "volunteer."

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability for Georgia on
Q: Is Lexus offering me & others “goodwill money” to fix our hybrid model vehicle an admission of liability on their part?

I purchased a Lexus hybrid 5yrs ago and only gotten my car serviced with them.Without any warning or signal of distress, it just started make a rattling sound and my CE light came on.Took it immediately to Lexus dealership who callously told me that my gas cover had a “hairline fracture” that... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 4, 2021

Contact the Center for Auto Safety. You can also file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission and the US DOT.

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