Bloomington, MN asked in Civil Litigation and Consumer Law for Minnesota

Q: i bought a used trailer from facebook and the guy did not tell me problems tell i bought and asked dot proof

and now he says its not his problem any more. it would cost me about as much as i bought the trailer for to fix it and get it safe i have screen shots and dot inspection sheet

1 Lawyer Answer
Robert Kane
Robert Kane
  • Eagan, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: The seller may not have a duty to disclose everything, but misrepresenting the overall condition may be enough for you to recoup some of your money. It will come down to the specific details. What was said and written? Is it something that the seller should have known about? It may be worth having an attorney evaluate your case and perhaps more depending on your case. This may be beneficial even with conciliation court cases. If you are seeking $15,000, spending $2,000 may be a solid investment. It unlikely an attorney will take it on a contingency basis, but you probably already know that.

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