Kennett, MO asked in Contracts, Lemon Law and Small Claims for Missouri

Q: Is it legal for a dealership to sell a car that can't pass inspection without telling me it cant

I bought a car it doesn't have any wires to hook up a licence plate light so I can't get it to pass inspection they won't fix it and won't take it back either said I should have checked it myself before perchase but gave me a passed inspection paper saying it was good to pass inspection but can't get it to pass bc there aren't even any wires to hook up a tail light they say they will sue me if I don't make my payment but I can prove that they falsified the inspection they did and lied about it can they really sue me?

1 Lawyer Answer
Ronald J. Eisenberg
Ronald J. Eisenberg
  • Chesterfield, MO
  • Licensed in Missouri

A: They can sue you if you don’t pay and you can sue them. Anyone can sue anyone. The better questions concern this risks and costs of litigation. I suggest you meet with a local attorney, preferably with consumer law experience. Ask about the Merchandising Practices Act.

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