Q: I purchased a vehicle from an Auction Company in OK that did not disclose Salvage Title. Do I have a case to sue?

I live in NC.

I purchased the car from an Auction in OK.

They did not disclose prior salvage history or its current salvage title prior to sale either on the description or during dialogue on sale day.

The only document I received regarding the purchase was an invoice that made no claims to title status. The only disclosure on the invoice was sales tax exemption if applicable.

The auction was an online auction that had a global reach, albeit predominantly within the US.

So far there has not been an amicable resolution offered after I brought my concern to their attention.

1 Lawyer Answer
Lynn Ellen Coleman
Lynn Ellen Coleman
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: Did the auction company advertise this sale to you personally, or otherwise reach into North Carolina to attract North Carolina bidders? if not, you should look for an Oklahoma licensed attorney with automobile fraud experience to have a consultation with. Your lawsuit would most likely have to be filed in Federal Court in Oklahoma unless the dealer somehow advertised or otherwise reached out to North Carolina consumers. It is impossible for any attorney to comment about the viability of your claims without seeing the purchase agreement and disclosures that you signed and received (presumably electronically). Therefore, a general question like this is probably not going to get you a lot of specific advice. There may be claims under Oklahoma law as well as Federal law.

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