Miami, FL asked in Business Formation, Consumer Law and Contracts for Florida

Q: I trade-in my car in Dec. 2023, as of now the dealership has not paid it off. Now I have a charge off on my credit

I report the dealership to the DMV. The DMV advised to file a complaint with the dealership insurance bond company. I followed instructions. I was served and the insurance company is suing me and 4 other defendants. They stated myself and the 4 defendants will have to split a $25,000 bond. Any other recovery I will need to hire an attorney. As of now the loan company for the trade-in has not picked the car up from the dealership. 8 attorney have declined my case.

1 Lawyer Answer
Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
  • Freeeport, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: You want to know why you are being sued. The complaint which names you as a defendant should indicate why. If it doesn't, consider moving to dismiss.

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