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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability and Lemon Law for California on
Q: Can I hold a transmission shop accountable for poor job?

Recently bought a car for 3500. The previous owner had the transmission rebuilt (this was disclosed to me) for 3500 and the warranty for it was 30 days which the shop told me would transfer after sale. I purchased the car and before I even got home the same problem happened. The shop worked on it... Read more »

Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman answered on Dec 12, 2019

IF they tried and failed to fix under warranty, you have a warranty law claim. Warranty law is lemon law. So, you have a lemon law claim. Contact a lemon law attorney for more insight.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Gov & Administrative Law, Government Contracts and Lemon Law for Kentucky on
Q: If someone has a warrant in one state can you sit your time out in a different state on a class c missdamenor

If you have a warrant in the state of Texas for a class c missdamenor Theft under 100$ can you sit your time out in the state of Kentucky if u don't live in Texas no more

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Nov 16, 2019

Not unless you have a lawyer arrange that for you down in Texas so it runs concurrent with Kentucky time.

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for Oregon on
Q: What are the laws on having to take back a puppy and give refund that you sold a year ago?

We sold a French bulldog puppy exactly about 1 year ago and now the buyers want their money back or a new puppy because they say the dog throws up. We are not "breeders" and won't be having any other litters. This is the first time we have heard from the buyers. Their vet told them they can do... Read more »

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott answered on Nov 14, 2019

Unless you sold the dog with some sort of warranty or made material misrepresentations when making the sale, I know of no grounds for them to be able to demand their money back or to otherwise rescind the transaction. A year later? Hard to figure what the buyer is thinking. No one should take... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Lemon Law for California on
Q: How does the current GM strike impact the law as far as amount of Tim my vehicle is in the shop?
Barak J Berlin
Barak J Berlin answered on Oct 22, 2019

It doesn't. GM is still required to fix your vehicle under warranty with a reasonable number of repair attempts (typically four times, but it is not set by law) or a reasonable amount of time (30 days, but again, there is no absolute, it can be more or less).

Feel free to email...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Lemon Law for California on
Q: I purchased a car from Kia in 2017 and I'm having engine problems they have had my car for a month now what can I do
Barak J Berlin
Barak J Berlin answered on Oct 21, 2019

You may have a case against Kia under the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, commonly known as the California Lemon Law. If you do have a lemon, you are entitled to receive all sums you have paid or owe on your car, minus a mileage offset.

Feel free to call or email...
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1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts, Lemon Law and Small Claims for Florida on
Q: A month ago I attempted to purchase a vehicle. Gave a $2000 down payment and was told I was approved but yet no contract

2 days after taking vehicle home, found out it needed a transmission. My salesman literally blocked me and my family from contacting him. So i filed a complaint with the Department of Motor Vehicles. 30 days later, expired tag, car doesn't move

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron answered on Sep 24, 2019

You didn't ask a question, but I suppose you are asking, "Can I take legal action against the dealer?" In your situation, you can't get a quick answer on-line. You must sit down with an attorney who will review all your documents related to the transaction and discuss the details of the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Contracts and Lemon Law for Kentucky on
Q: Can I sue a car dealership for breach of contact

I am financing a car and the car I got everything was good when I took it home well the next day I go to get in there are cockroaches in the car and a bed bug well I tell them about it and they had my car 4 different times and every time they said they took care of it there is no more and now there... Read more »

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Sep 13, 2019

You would need to hire an expert to determine everything g that is wrong with the car and then see if those repairs are covered by your contract to determine where you have a breach or not.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability and Lemon Law for Texas on
Q: Used car dealer sold me a car with problems and after the maker agreed to repair my car, it's been 13 months!!

My car year/make/model is directly related to at least 2 class action lawsuits, (I did not partake in)

My car has been at a local dealership since July 2018 and no news, every time I call I get, "we are still waiting on ur engine to arrive, it is on backorder"

At the time of my used... Read more »

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Sep 5, 2019

'Sorry that your question was not picked up in four weeks. At this point, you could contact a Texas lemon law attorney and go through your folder in detail with them, bringing to their attention your information involving the class actions. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Civil Litigation, Consumer Law and Lemon Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Is it fraud if an owner of a company advertises merchandise at a certain percentage off, but then tells the sales team n

Is it fraud if an owner of a company advertises merchandise at a certain percentage off, but then tells the sales team not to let customers know of these sales?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Aug 28, 2019

It's possible. It depends on the state of mind with which it's done.

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Lemon Law for Virginia on
Q: Is the shop responsible for towing if work performed incorrectly and car breaks down after leaving shop
Jay Braddock Jackson
Jay Braddock Jackson answered on Aug 21, 2019

Yes, the shop should pay for the tow, if the breakdown is due to the incorrect repair. If the breakdown is due to the original problem, and the repair was ineffective, that may be more difficult. If you took the car in for a repair and they told you that it was completely repaired, then you should... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Civil Litigation and Lemon Law for North Carolina on
Q: A dealer wiped the error codes from a car we were looking to buy, claiming it was perfectly functioning.

He also claimed it wasn’t in a collision . A pre purchase inspection found it was falling apart, many codes hidden, and there was evidence of it having been in a collision. Is this legal in NC?

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Aug 20, 2019

No, it violates federal and likely state laws. If someone bought it they need to contact the consumer division of the AG's office.

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law, Lemon Law and Small Claims for Maine on
Q: I purchased a mobile home. In Maine to be moved to nh. During the process of getting a mover.

During the process of getting a mover. They moved I to another part of there property. I since had two moving companies tell me it's not movable. I told the people I bought the trailer from that I can't move it so I need my money back and they are telling me no. Well just bought the trailer... Read more »

Fred Bopp III
Fred Bopp III answered on Aug 18, 2019

If you have a written agreement with the seller for the purchase of the mobile home, that should be consulted first. If there is no written agreement or if there is one, but the written agreement fails to address this situation, did you explain to the seller before you purchased the mobile home... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Civil Litigation, Lemon Law and Small Claims for California on
Q: Who is responsible for late/penalty fees from dmv at the time of sale? Or after the sale?

At the dmv i found out there was a $900 balance owed for penalty fees due to not being registered for 2 years. The seller says it's my truck now and i bought it "as is"

Do i have to pay the $900 to get the truck in my name? Oh and there is an illegal 2019 sticker on the plate...

William John Light
William John Light answered on Aug 18, 2019

"Penalties may be waived upon payment of the registration fees due when a transferee (including a dealer) applies for transfer and it is determined that the registration penalties accrued prior to the transferee’s date of purchase and the transferee was not aware that the registration fees for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for California on
Q: Do I have to pay the loan balance of a car that was said to be a lemon , given to my ex in divorce and she repoed?
Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman answered on Aug 14, 2019

You will need to read your settlement agreement and/or ask your attorney.

It will almost certainly spell out your rights.

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for Tennessee on
Q: I did a voluntary repo my used car that was in the shop more than my drive way they say i owe 14000 what can i do

I purchased a used car from drivetime. After about 4 months I started having problems. 3 batteries 2 alternators and a transmission later the car still did not run properly. It would turn on when it wanted to the the gear shift would not stay in drive it pops out while your driving. The transition... Read more »

Bennett James Wills
Bennett James Wills answered on Aug 12, 2019

You may still be able to redeem the vehicle. But if you did a voluntary repo without first seeking other redress from drivetime, then you would still owe the lien holder any outstanding balance after a commercially reasonable sale. You may still have options but you would need to see a local... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law and Lemon Law for California on
Q: How do I get Apple to honor their warranty on a $4K 2018 MacBook Pro with extreme heating and component failure issues?

I've had the unit for five months. Reported the problem the first week. I was cut by screen shards from an exploding screen. Apple said they will repair the defective components but not the screen, citing "Accidental Damage" which it's not. The screen failure in the lower left corner is from... Read more »

William John Light
William John Light answered on Jul 28, 2019

Sounds like Small Claims for breach of contract and breach warranty of fitness and breach of warranty of merchantability.

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2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Banking, Collections and Lemon Law for Arizona on
Q: What makes a contract void or voidable in AZ
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 26, 2019

Void and voidable are not the same thing. Please explain what you want.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Lemon Law and Contracts for Georgia on
Q: I purchased a vehicle yesterday from Toyota and today the engine light came on. Can I return it and my contact be void
Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Jul 8, 2019

Probably not; but you should take the new car to the dealer for repairs under the warranty--otherwise it may void the warranty. If the dealer discovers some terrible problem, they will either replace it or fix it. None of this has anything to do with the debt you agreed to pay for the new car.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Lemon Law and Products Liability for Delaware on
Q: Dealership and manufacture will not work with me on my defective camper. Can not find a layer for help.

Sorry meant Lawyer for help.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Jun 21, 2019

Based on these limited details, it's difficult to say why you were not able to find a lawyer to help you. It's possible that lawyers you spoke with did not see a strong or viable case, they may have felt that legal costs would have been out of proportion with the scope of the dispute, among other... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for California on
Q: What are options in California when purchased a vehicle at a dealership and was not informed the car had salvaged title

What options do I have in California when I purchased a vehicle at a dealership and I was not informed the car had salvaged title? It was not disclosed to me prior to the sale, nor was it displayed on the vehicle anywhere? I had no idea until I tried to get insurance on it.

Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman answered on Jun 13, 2019

You're going to have to act from this moment forward, as if you are in a lawsuit. You will need to marshal all of your evidence. You will need to only communicate in WRITING going forward. You will need to figure out how to PROVE you were not told as they will say you were. Here is a solid... Read more »

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