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Q: I sold my car to a friend who is 8days late on her 2nd payment and refuses to get insurance and pay for the new tags

Which Was part of the deal. Can I take the car back? It's titled in my name and registered in my name.

0 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Small Claims for Arizona on
Q: Am I entitled to a refund or reimbursement for repairs for breach of contract?

I set up to work with a mechanic in August 2021 to replace the engine in my vehicle and gave them a $3000 deposit. Then, due to Covid and life circumstances I was unable to come up with the funds to finalize the work. In September 2022 I paid another $2800 so I could pick up the engine that they... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Contracts, Criminal Law and Civil Litigation for Arizona on
Q: Is it possible to reverse the transfer of ownership due to fraudulent notarization?

I received a judgment in a lawsuit. The defendant transferred ownership of a newly Mercedes-Benz purchased just before a lien or writ of execution could be filed. The paperwork was illegally notarized by an out of state Notary. Is it possible to file a claim to reverse the sale and file a lien or... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Nov 16, 2022

All of the above.

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Q: I signed a contract at a dealership but left with making any payment or possession of the car. Is the contract binding?

I left *without* making a payment.

This was in Arizona and it’s been one day since I signed.

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Q: Hello, if I have signed finance papers but have not taken ownership of the car and not received said car or finance rate

I signed finance papers. Have not technically been approved and have not taken ownership of said car am I held at full responsible. I did put money down.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Real Estate Law and Construction Law for Arizona on
Q: We brought a Shea home in 2015 we had a flood from upstairs just recently and were told the pipes are brittle and need

To be replace. We were told Shea homes used cheat piping and was aware. We were told we have to repipe our entire home because of the piping material that was used. A few other homes in my area had the same thing happen. Do we have any legal course we can do to have Shea homes fix this issue? This... Read more »

Peter H. Westby
Peter H. Westby
answered on Jun 27, 2022

I recommend that you speak with a real estate attorney. From the information you provided, you may have recourse under Arizona's Dwelling Action law, ARS 12-1361, et.seq. The statute of limitations concerning such a claim can be up to 8 years from the substantial completion of the dwelling.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Civil Litigation for Arizona on
Q: so if a case is 12k and the attorney wins under ars 12-341.01 what will the award possibly be? if the case was lost.
Sean Woods
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Sean Woods
answered on Apr 29, 2022

Unfortunately, there are no easy answers here. I assume you are stating that the opposing party won. ARS 12-341.01 applies to attorneys fees in Breach of Contract cases.

If your case was a breach of contract case, you lost, and the opposing party is ordered as the prevailing party, then...
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Q: Do i have the 10 day period to cancel a contract for work to be done on my home?

I signed a contract for remodeling of a bathroom. No products have been ordered nor has work been started and we decided it wasn’t the right time. I understand the 3 day cooling off period but according to Title 32-1907.03 i have 10 business days to cancel the contract without penalty. Is this... Read more »

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
answered on Apr 18, 2022

If they refuse you can sue, the amount is small where you can do in justice court. You could ask for attorney fees.

Consult with an attorney.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Products Liability for Arizona on
Q: I would like a legal review of a release authorization form I've drafted up.

Looking to have a legal review of a 1-2 page release authorization form I've drafted. Please let me know the best way to send a copy.

Thank you.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
answered on Apr 8, 2022

An Arizona attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. The format here is limited to general legal questions. It isn't set up to handle review of documents or make attorneys referrals. To have a document reviewed, you could search attorneys on your own or use the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Copyright for Arizona on
Q: I did video work as an independent contractor for an agency, with no contract. Who owns the footage?

The agency and the agency's client whom the videos were used by had a falling out and both are claiming ownership of the videos I shot. I worked almost exclusively with the agency on production of various projects, and the agency paid all my invoices except one that was paid by the... Read more »

Fritz-Howard Raymond Clapp
Fritz-Howard Raymond Clapp
answered on Mar 3, 2022

Copyright in the work for hire is owned by the agency that paid you. It would be reasonable for you to acknowledge that in writing.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts and Real Estate Law for Arizona on
Q: In Arizona can a leasing office give more than one renewal offer raising price each time. I did accept first offer.

The owner changed management companies if that matters.

Peter H. Westby
Peter H. Westby
answered on Dec 22, 2021

This can be done if handled properly by the landlord or his management company. Your documents should be reviewed by an attorney. They may consist of an offer that is binding upon your acceptance. Or they may contain language that provides the proposal is not binding upon the landlord until... Read more »

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Q: Can I sue a small dealership for them failing to fix my vehicle when it needed a new engine and now they want to repo?

Financed a vehicle threw auto action the failed to fix it 3 times when it needs a new engine per their mechanic/warranty and they never put one in. I lost my job not being able to get there. And now they want to repo cause I haven't paid in 52 days I'm starting work Dec 9

Nadine Sameer Deeb
Nadine Sameer Deeb
answered on Dec 17, 2021

In Arizona, the implied warranty on a vehicle is 15 days or 500 miles, whichever comes first. This warranty covers issues that make the vehicle inoperable within that period of time. I'm not sure if you purchased an additional warranty, because that is most likely your primary resource to fix... Read more »

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Q: Would like verbiage for an Indemnification Clause please, we own an interior design studio and do not provide labor.

"The Client agrees to indemnify and hold JL Coates harmless from any and all claims, damages, liability, loss or cost (including attorney’s fees and costs of defense) to the proportionate extent that such Claims are caused by JL Coates’ negligence or willful misconduct. The indemnity... Read more »

Nadine Sameer Deeb
Nadine Sameer Deeb
answered on Dec 17, 2021

Hello, I or any other contracts attorney would be happy to help you out with this, but providing language for a contractual agreement is a service that you'd need to pay for. It's highly unlikely any attorney on here would be willing to offer their services for free to provide you such verbiage.

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Q: Can my vendor impose a cancelation fee but then allow themselves to cancel at any time?
Nadine Sameer Deeb
Nadine Sameer Deeb
answered on Dec 17, 2021

Your contract governs your engagement. If they're the ones cancelling, then the cancellation fee, as a general standard, shouldn't apply, but that doesn't necessarily mean that the contract is written that way. I'd suggest having an attorney review the verbiage for you.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Insurance Bad Faith for Arizona on
Q: Does Arizona require dealers to have full insurance coverage on financed vehicles?

I know they will probably demand it but say they didn’t and the vehicle was totaled the first week and had no collision insurance. Is there a gap time or would the dealer be responsible for some of it

Nadine Sameer Deeb
Nadine Sameer Deeb
answered on Nov 15, 2021

A customer is required to have full coverage insurance on financed vehicles prior to departing the dealership with the vehicle on the day of purchase.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Civil Litigation for Arizona on
Q: Can I take my friends car if she doesn't want to give me my car I paid for?

So I just got out of prison and a girl that I thought was my friend let me stay at her daughter's house "paid rent" "food" ect.. about a couple days of me being there I started looking for a car... Her boyfriend said that his brother has a couple vehicles for sale... He... Read more »

Nadine Sameer Deeb
Nadine Sameer Deeb
answered on Nov 11, 2021

Unfortunately some key components are missing from your question in order for an attorney to provide you with an answer. It's important to know who has the money that you gave to the boyfriend. Did he pay it toward his car, did he put it as a deposit on your car, or does he still have it? If... Read more »

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Q: I hired a photographer/videographer for my wedding. They claimed to be a professional company but I have since learned

They outsource clients to brand new photographers with little to no experience. Not professionals. They are refusing a refund.

Nadine Sameer Deeb
Nadine Sameer Deeb
answered on Nov 11, 2021

Whether or not you're entitled to cancel the contract and get your money back is entirely based on the terms of the agreement itself, whether it specified a standard of experience that was required for the photographer performing the work and whether or not they were permitted to outsource the... Read more »

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Q: I am a teacher in contract and want to get out of the contract without it affecting my license.

I want someone to read my contract and make sure that i can do this

Nadine Sameer Deeb
Nadine Sameer Deeb
answered on Nov 11, 2021

I, or any of the other contract attorneys on this site, would be happy to review your contract if you'd like to contact one of us.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Employment Law for Arizona on
Q: I got an acting gig & in the contract they are saying they will be allowed to use my image or likeness in "perpetuity"

Is this the norm? They can use it forever?

Marcos Garciaacosta
Marcos Garciaacosta
answered on Oct 20, 2021

Yes it is

Most likely it is in connection with the specific acting or work you are doing.

Consult with an attorney.

This is not legal advice.

1 Answer | Asked in Family Law, Legal Malpractice and Contracts for Arizona on
Q: Hello, My question is, is it legal for a family member or anyone else to become an gaurdian without the person being

Without the person knowing? For some reason I couldn't finish my question.

Thank you

Mike Branum
Mike Branum
answered on Sep 21, 2021

In an emergency situation it would be possible to obtain a temporary guardianship without the person's knowledge. A permanent guardianship would not likely be granted without having the ward appear before the Court.

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