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2 Answers | Asked in Lemon Law for California on
Q: Should I sue midas before I fix the car or should I fix the car and then sue or take to small claims?

I took a 2013 toyota Tacoma to midas, a car I am still paying from a dealer, Oct. 20 2016; however, on Dec 20 2016 the filter piped and all the motor oil spilled. We decided to go to Walmart buy a 5 letter bottle of motor oil and a new filter. Came back to the car put the oil and then new filter... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jan 13, 2017

Doesn't matter. If it get's fixed maybe someone can say if it happened before you drove it. They are being idiots.

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1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for California on
Q: What factors does my new car have to meet to qualify as a lemon?
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Jan 8, 2017

See: http://www.dca.ca.gov/acp/pdf_files/englemn.pdf

The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me on my law practice website. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or warranties; or create any...
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Q: bought a car cash last Wednesday from a dealer got it as is and same day the transmission got messed up.

Bought car from the dealer cash in Sacramento that same day we got to galt and we noticed that once you he car was warmed up the car would slip a gear took it to a shop and was told that it was the transmission that needs to be replaced total cost is 4,200 to fix . Is there anything I can do to get... Read more »

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Jan 3, 2017

If you bought the car as-is, that means there are no warranties, and the burden is on you to inspect the car prior to purchase. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me on my law practice website. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Lemon Law for California on
Q: I bought a car apparently for more then they told me it was when I bought it, it there anything I can do

I recently noticed that my car statement payments do not lower so I did some research and apparently I owe more then the actual car is worth to this day, I have tried to contact the dealer through email; phone and haven't gotten reasonable assistance to this matter, I was wondering if there was... Read more »

Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq. answered on Dec 8, 2016

The purchase price in the contract that you signed is the amount that a person agrees to pay, barring fraud or other defenses to a contract. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me on my law practice website. This answer does not constitute legal... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability and Lemon Law for California on
Q: Where can I go for car issues not covered anymore by the Lemon Law period in Virginia ? We now live in California.

We bought a NISSAN ROGUE 2012 from a Virginia dealership, after the prescribed 18 months for Lemon cars in Virginia, this vehicle had 3 major issues involving major and critical parts. I feel that the parts NISSAN used to build this particular vehicle were inferior or defective and NISSAN should... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Jul 22, 2016

Magnuson Moss is a federal law, but you sound like you've checked this out and it may use a state statute of limitations.Most states use the UCC 4 year statute of limitations. However that runs from when your purchased it. I assume a) you spoke with an attorney b) that attorney handled "Lemon law "... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Lemon Law and Real Estate Law for California on
Q: Is it legal for us to have to buy a house as is bc realtor messed up a due date issue we knew nothing about?

We paid for inspections and were told we need few things fixed $2-3 K roughly, we were gonna ask for credit but a few days later our Realtor tells us we cant and seller wants us sign BUY AS IS because we missed a closing due date, we were not told by anyone there was a due date whatever its called.... Read more »

Richard Samuel Price
Richard Samuel Price answered on May 24, 2016

If you are represented by a real estate agent, then speak with the agent's broker. See if you can ask for an extension of time to review the repairs. When there are repairs to make, the buyer has the option to (1) ask for a credit from the seller to make the repairs; (2) buy the property with the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Lemon Law for California on
Q: Hello, I recently left my job due to sexual harassment and belittlement at the work place. What lawyer would I go to??

Caused me anxiety in finding another job.

They wont settle up with me on my last checks.

I was with the company for 4 years.

Just really need some help.

Thank you.

Francis X. Pray
Francis X. Pray answered on Sep 15, 2015

When choosing an attorney for this legal issue consider: specialization, experience, results, character, compatibility. You want an attorney with a verdict or two in a sexual harassment case because the defense counsel will do a background check and even make calls to other defense attorneys who... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for California on
Q: I have cosigned on an auto lease and need to obtain possession of vehicle because person is not making payments.

x-girlfriend has been delinquent for 2 years, 1 year remaining on lease. Car has been stolen, retrieved and wrecked. I want to have the car towed and take possession to begin to honor lease and make repairs. Would I be breaking any laws?

Mr. Robin Mashal
Mr. Robin Mashal answered on Jan 23, 2015

Disclaimer: The materials provided below are informational and should not be relied upon as legal advice.

If your ex-girlfriend was the lessee and you signed only as a guarantor, she is the one under the lease who can have possession. As for the damages, most leases require insurance...
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1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for California on
Q: Dealship didnt put o ring on new dodge charger and i drove 60 miles no oil. cant i get new car? do i need lawyer?

I had it towed and it cost me $270.00 they said that they have to determine if it's their fault.

Benjamin W Scott
Benjamin W Scott answered on Feb 12, 2013

If it's a new car and should be under warranty. In that case, you have to give them a chance to repair the vehicle. If they can't fix the problem after a reasonable number of attempts to repair it, then you can get a new car from the manufacturer. After you've taken it in for repairs 4 times for... Read more »

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