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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Civil Litigation and Civil Rights for California on
Q: I sent carmax a letter of demand and sent the proof they ignore me when I send all of the proof

They do not email me back whenever I send they proof they ask me for ( trying to dodge the bullet and act as if they never received it) the contacts were manipulated and I don't know where I can find am attornery I have inquired online haven't heard back

Daniel Timothy LeBel
Daniel Timothy LeBel answered on Mar 23, 2020

Dear Consumer,

It is not unusual for a business, particularly a large corporation, to ignore consumer complaints. To protect your interests going forward, try to always communicate in writing. If you feel that you cannot get relief on your own, you should contact a reputable consumer...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for California on
Q: To request my full consumer file disclosure, in writing, from a specialty CRA, what do I put in the letter?

What personal details should I put in the letter? Should I provide proof of identity, such as a copy of my driver's license?

Daniel Timothy LeBel
Daniel Timothy LeBel answered on Mar 18, 2020

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") as of the time of writing, still maintains a convenient list of specialty consumer reporting agencies. You can click on the link for each company to find more specific information including the CRA's website and address to send a request for a... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Small Claims for California on
Q: I paid a debt off to a creditor who had several attorneys file against me - we paid off the bad debt but still not clear

We do not show the debt as settled the creditor is still saying we owe they filed two different cases against me for the same debt?

Daniel Timothy LeBel
Daniel Timothy LeBel answered on Feb 20, 2020

Dear consumer,

It's unclear what your question is here. If the debt is paid off, there should be no further action. Regardless, there should only be one court case based on a single debt.

It sounds like you should contact a legal services organization or clinic or a private...
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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law for California on
Q: Can i Sue money gram for not refunding a cancelled transfer?

I signed up for a MoneyGram account online so I could send a friend of mine whose abroad a loan. MoneyGram cancelled my account and also cancelled the transfer as well. I've been trying to get my money back which was a high dollar amount back but have had one issue after another getting it back. If... Read more »

Daniel Timothy LeBel
Daniel Timothy LeBel answered on Jan 28, 2020

Recently I helped a consumer obtain a full refund in a similar situation. I would need more facts and to review your documentation to evaluate your situation, but this sounds like a situation where an experienced consumer attorney could help you get your money back.

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2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Small Claims for California on
Q: I am a Truck Driver which drove from California to Connecticut. On my way back, the company's bank repossess the truck

Do I have any rights as a consumer to receive my money for completing a job. I was told the individual that works as the accountant took the money that was suppose to pay for the truck therefore not paying me for a job I completed. Need your help...thank you in advance.

Daniel Timothy LeBel
Daniel Timothy LeBel answered on Jan 2, 2020

In the situation you've described, you're not a consumer, you're an employee or contractor. If this is not a small claims matter, you should contact an attorney who practices in those areas. Good luck!

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1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for California on
Q: Can I be arrested if I cant pay my kennel bill

I have had my dog at a boarding place since October and I want her back but the place is not accepting payments or trying to work with me. I am nervous that any day now I could be arrested because she is still there.

Daniel Timothy LeBel
Daniel Timothy LeBel answered on Dec 29, 2019

We do not have debtors' prisons in California. Your debt to the kennel is a civil matter. Under the facts you have provided you do not have a reason to fear jail time. If the kennel is telling you otherwise, they may be in violation of the law and you should contact a qualified attorney immediately.

1 Answer | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for California on
Q: Is there a statue of limitations on unlicensed dog citations? I got one in 2008 and now collections is harassing me.
Daniel Timothy LeBel
Daniel Timothy LeBel answered on Aug 15, 2019

If you're being harassed by a third party debt collector, it's an issue where you don't have to sit back and take the abuse. You would have a right to proceed under the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act ("FDCPA") and likely also under the analogous state law. This does not necessarily mean that... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Animal / Dog Law for California on
Q: My neighbor leaves their dog out in the patio even when the temperatures gets to triple digits. Should I report it?

I recently moved into an apartment. Every time I walk towards my parking area I would pass my neighbor’s patio. Their dog would always bark every time someone walks by but today I noticed it didn’t and looked like it was suffering from the weather. Even though he was under a shade the heat was... Read more »

Daniel Timothy LeBel
Daniel Timothy LeBel answered on Jul 15, 2019

Yes, you may--and it sounds like, should--report this condition to your local animal control center.

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2 Answers | Asked in Business Law, Consumer Law and Personal Injury for California on
Q: Wrongful repossession a few months after we paid in full the lender including repo fees and repo company to recover it?

We defaulted a $2500 loan car was repossessed and we were given the opportunity to recover it. Pay in full the amount of loan, with the agreed interest, penalties, repo fees, etc... Also upon picking up our vehicle from the Auto auction where it was located have another $200+ dollars for an... Read more »

Daniel Timothy LeBel
Daniel Timothy LeBel answered on Jul 13, 2019

Dear consumer,

More facts would be necessary to evaluate your situation. Filling in some of the blanks, it sounds like this lender failed to comply with California law which requires post repossession notice.

Further, under any states' laws, if you had already paid off the vehicle...
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