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Q: I bought a house that was supposed to have copper wiring. I almost walked away when there was an aluminum wiring scare.

The previous owner “who builds houses” stated all the wiring in the house was copper and the home inspector said it was copper.

This week I had a new light put in the kitchen and it had aluminum wiring.

What legal recourse do I have toward the previous owner?

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Jul 5, 2016

While you may have had an action for breach of warranty, you didn't indicate how long ago you bought the house. Thus you may have a statute of limitations problem.

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Q: Less than to month I pay a mechanic shop to replace my car engine with use engine now that use engine is broken

I drive it for to month do I have a case.

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Jul 25, 2015

Did you mean two months, not to months? Have you spoken with the mechanic shop about this? Was there a contract that you signed and have you read the contract? It seems to me based upon the very limited facts that you provided, that you might have a suit against them for breach of an implied... Read more »

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Q: U may file for lemon law arbitration 60 days after the initial 24 months are over. Can Repairs becounted in that 60 days

Have final inspection scheduled a week from the expiration of my time to file for arbitration (24 months +60 days).

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Jul 16, 2015

I would need to read all relevant documents. Go see an attorney.

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Q: Does a car dealer have a responsibility to inform the manufacturer about major car malfunctions, such as a fire?

My car had an electrical fire after several other electrical issues and now I am being treated poorly by the service department because I called Chrysler.

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on May 17, 2015

Keep speaking to the district office at Chrysler.

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Q: DEALERSHIP WONT GIVE SERVICE RECEIPT BECAUSE (THEY SAY) WE WEREN'T CHARGED. I WANT RECORDS. CAN THEY DO THIS?
Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Mar 26, 2015

They have a record of what they did, and you should be able to get a receipt.

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Q: I LIVE IN FLORIDA BUT I PURCHASE A 2013 SCION XD FROM FAYETTESVILLE, NC THAT WAS ADVERTISED WITH 8662 MILES BUT WHEN I

RECEIVED IT, IT HAD 9700 MILES ON IT. I DID CHECKED THE VIN # AND BOUGHT A REPORT ON IT WHICH DIDN'T SHOW NO DEFECT REPORTED ON IT, BUT WHEN I CALLED THE ORIGINAL DEALER NOT THE ONE I BOUGHT THE CAR FROM, I FOUND OUT THAT IT HAD BEEN IN THEIR SHOP FOR A CHANGED SENSOR UNDER THE PASSENGER... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Jan 27, 2015

Whenever you have a legal problem like this, it is always best to go have a full discussion with an attorney.

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Q: I purchased a new travel trailor that had issues that resulted in cracking above slide that one dealer repaired when

told not to repir unless new what caused crask.they repaired it ,it crackd on way home took back to differet shop told same thing they reparied

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Dec 27, 2014

Did you have a question?

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Q: I have a Nissan Maxima 2012. It's been out of service in the dealer for multiple things, about 30 days now

Is this a Lemon Law Case?

The roof is leaking. Now the car smells bad. The mirror has water inside. They scratched the paint. They also scratched the windshield tints.

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Nov 15, 2012

You have to read the contract and probably must submit to arbitration if the down time qualifies.

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Q: New car 08/2010 loss Florida Lemon Law case.Odor+ probs remain.De novo against dealer?Magnuson-Moss complaint needed.

Car bought new 10/2009, but leaking over 1 year. Manufacturer claims remedied in 04/2010, with subsequent agreement from Florida Lemon Law board. Intermittent odor, acceleration, engine noise, A/C, etc., problems continuing. Need de novo complaint against dealer or Magnuson-Moss Warrant Act... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Jul 26, 2012

De novo is a latin phrase meaning start over. There is no de novo type of complaint. The action would be called recission. That is not what you need. I hope the issues have been resolved to your liking by now.

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Q: Cosigned for a car that was a lemon, dealer said bring it back and you don't owe anything.Now the bank wants the money.

Do I have to pay? I am not working. Can they touch my husbands check?

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Jul 26, 2012

You borrowed money from the bank, not the dealership. But they should work with you and replace the vehicle. Did husband sign? Do they have a judgment? They can only touch a check if they have a judgment against your husband.

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Q: I purchased a car 5-14-2011 and was told that there was nothing wrong with the it.It stopped working 5-24-2011

On 5-21-2011 car was taken for oil change and exam and I found out transmission,oil,and power steering leaked.Can I obtain a lawyer for this since dealer says its nothing they do to assist me

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Jul 24, 2012

Used cars are sold as is in Florida. Hire an attorney.

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Q: Can you sue for false dealer fees after purchasing a motorcycle

My wife purchased a new motorcycle from a dealer who charged her $800.00 in dealer fees telling her that they were for shipping and prep work to the bike, but later found out only $200.00 of those fees were legit and they lied about the other $600.00 they charged her, can we do anything legally to... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Jul 23, 2012

This was something that you might have been able to do something about, perhaps sue for fraudulent inducement. I am sorry that this question was not answered sooner for you. I hope the problem has been resolved by now. Sometimes the best thing to do is talk to the dealer instead of filing suit, or... Read more »

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