Asked in Lemon Law for Tennessee

Q: Can I take someone to court for fraudulent information on selling a vehicle and no title at time of sale?

If I bought a vehicle "as is" but immediately have starting problems (3rd day)followed by being towed and now been confirmed my engine needs replacement after just a few weeks. Now I have no vehicle and seller wont do nothing about the situation. Also since time of sale I'm still waiting for a title in my hand(been over 30 days). I have documents and call logs where I stayed in contact with him but he refuses to do anything. I also should state that the original ad states that the vehicle did have a new motor/transmission 6months prior and "runs perfect/very reliable ". Now I have no money for repairs or no vehicle just after few weeks. Seeking help to get a civil case started . I hope someone can help me please.

Also should say I live in Tennessee but I would need information about Kentucky laws as I did purchase the vehicle there.

Thank you

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Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
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  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: A Tennessee Court has no Jurisdiction. Hire a Kentucky attorney to get a violation against his Dealer's License for failing to transfer Title filed with the State. Or possibly get a Warrant issued for the Statute related to the same. The Mechanical stuff is solely a civil issue with probably no recovery.

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