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Q: My vehicle is taken to the auto body shop I never authorized any service it was there for an estimate only I signed noth

Now I was told it's a civil matter but he has my vehicle and he did not have permission to do any of the work on it

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Jane Kim
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A: F.S. 559.921: If, in any proceeding brought pursuant to this part, it is determined that the repairs and costs thereof were in fact authorized, orally or in writing, the repairs were completed in a proper manner, and the consumer benefited therefrom, then the enforcing authority may consider such factors in assessing penalties or damages and may award the reasonable value of such repairs.

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