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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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