Lemon Law Questions & Answers by State

Lemon Law Questions & Answers

Q: I am a green card holder since April 2014. Am I eligible to apply for citizenship on Apil 2019?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law and Lemon Law for California on
Answered on Apr 20, 2018
Elisha F Svosve's answer
Please note that naturalization eligibility is dependent on several other factors, beyond the permanent residency time-period requirement. Please see USCIS naturalization eligibility instructions at: https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/USCIS/Resources/Citizenship%20&%20Naturalization%20Based%20Resources/A%20Guide%20to%20Naturalization/PDFs/M-480.pdf
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Q: What is the lemon law

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law, Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Florida on
Answered on Apr 20, 2018
Andy Wayne Williamson's answer
There is no way to explain the in's and out's of the Florida Lemon law via this type of forum. You can google the Florida statutes. I suggest that you consult with an attorney in your area about your specific set of facts to get specific advice on whether your situation falls under the Florida Lemon law.
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Q: I am trying to find info. on a class action lawsuit vs. Ford Motor Company re. unintended acceleration filed in 2015.

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Consumer Law and Lemon Law on
Answered on Apr 16, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Contact the center for Auto Safety in Washington DC.
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Q: what recourse is there for non replacement of passenger airbag after recall?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability and Lemon Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Apr 7, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
You can write a certified letter and send it to a corporate office at Ford's U.S. Headquarters, it will move the dealer to take care of your problem.
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Q: I'm renting to own, but the car is horrible - what can I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for Florida on
Answered on Apr 6, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
Find another car and rent THAT one to own?
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Q: Can a dealership sell a used car in Missouri with faulty airbags without disclosing it?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability and Lemon Law for Missouri on
Answered on Apr 3, 2018
Ronald J. Eisenberg's answer
The challenge you might face is proving that the dealership knew of the problem and made a misrepresentation to you. If you can prove this, you might have a decent claim under Missouri's consumer fraud statute, the Merchandising Practices Act. Contact a local attorney to discuss.
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Q: My car was wrecked by the dealership after 1 week of purchase, is there anything I can do for them to refund me?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Products Liability, Business Law and Lemon Law for California on
Answered on Feb 26, 2018
William John Light's answer
Contact a lemon law attorney, but I don't believe that being in an accident makes a car a "lemon". That usually refers to a defect that can't be repaired after more than one attempt.
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Q: purchase a truck pay in full,truck stop working 4hrs. Later dealer promise to pay repairs now they don’t answer me

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Lemon Law and Small Claims for Florida on
Answered on Feb 24, 2018
Andy Wayne Williamson's answer
No way to give an answer. Just not enough details.

Ie: was the truck new or used

Was it purchased as is or was there any type of warranty

You should consult with an attorney in your area to get a thorough evaluation.
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Q: Can you claim fraud when used car purchased as is breaks down after 18 hours of ownership

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Lemon Law for Florida on
Answered on Feb 22, 2018
Andy Wayne Williamson's answer
No way to say here online. Best option is to consult with an attorney in your area to go over the facts and any paperwork in detail to determine if this is a case worth pursuing in court.

Good Luck
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Q: If I had purchased a used car , as is , and the motor blew a head gasket in less than a month , is there any legal laws

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Lemon Law for California on
Answered on Feb 21, 2018
William John Light's answer
"As is" means what it says. You took the risk. Unless the seller actively misrepresented the facts, you have no recourse. If you want to sue for fraud, you have a Small Claims action. You will need some very convincing proof.
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Q: I bought a new construction home in June. I've had nothing but problems. Is there a lemon law for homes?

2 Answers | Asked in Real Estate Law and Lemon Law for Michigan on
Answered on Feb 21, 2018
Kenneth V Zichi's answer
There is not a 'lemon law' per se, however, there IS the possibility of proceeding against a builder's license IF ALL ELSE FAILS. (Note that caveat!)

You HAVE to give the builder the opportunity to repair issues, and provide appropriate notice before you can do anything else, but at THIS point what I'd recommend is you contact a DIFFERENT home builder / contractor who is familiar with the type of issues you are having, and get a 'second opinion' as to what is going on. Is the house...
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Q: My wife and I had our son before we got married. He is almost ten years old now . Should I still legitimize him?

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law, Child Custody, Juvenile Law and Lemon Law for Georgia on
Answered on Feb 15, 2018
Regina Irene Edwards' answer
The marriage legitimated your child, so you don't have to file to legitimate him. Filing for divorce based upon adultery doesn't give you an advantage unless there is a possibility of alimony. Most people divorcing are sleeping with someone else, so judges don't care anymore. 99% of divorces are granted on a no fault ground. You can only use adultery as a reason as long as you haven't forgiven her or resumed the marital relationship after you found out about the affair(s)....
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Q: I’m an only child who’s dad passed away. Can I give permission for one of his siblings to help me make decisions?

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation, Lemon Law, Probate and Wrongful Death for Maine on
Answered on Feb 11, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Suggest you contact an elder law attorney as they handle similar issues. You can get them to be able to make decisions but you first want to protect yourself which is why I suggest an elderlaw attorney. They should be a certified elder law attorney.
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Q: Federal consumer protection law question regarding possible violation of motor vehicle safety act.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Consumer Law and Lemon Law for Florida on
Answered on Jan 26, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
Have you asked the dealership to repair the defect?
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Q: What are your tips for buying a used car in Florida?

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for Florida on
Answered on Jan 22, 2018
Matthew J Ausley's answer
When buying a used car, one of the best things you can do is take the car to an independent mechanic and have them conduct a thorough inspection of the vehicle, BEFORE YOU PURCHASE. Used cars are almost always sold in an “as is” condition. That means you get the car in whatever condition it is in, no warranty or guarantee.

You can expect to pay $150 or so for a good inspection. However, this information is very valuable if it saves you from purchasing something with discoverable...
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Q: Can you sue in small claims court for money and the termination of a contract on a car?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Lemon Law and Small Claims for Iowa on
Answered on Jan 11, 2018
Harley C. Erbe's answer
If you have good evidence of fraud, there's no reason to limit yourself to small claims court. You should instead pursue a claim in regular district court under Iowa's private consumer fraud act, Iowa Code Chapter 714H. I have information about that law on my website. Iowa Code Chapter 714H allows you to recover your actual damages, attorney fees, and expenses, plus possibly "treble" damages, which can be an additional amount of money three times the amount of your actual damages. Iowa Code...
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Q: I have been in this lemon of a home since March last year. Since then it has been an infestation home!

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law and Real Estate Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jan 9, 2018
Marcel Wurms' answer
You need to check with your attorney. Also, check your pest inspection report to see what it says.

Disclaimer: The provided information is for informational purposes only. This should not be construed as the providing of legal advice, since facts and circumstances of each matter can affect the correctness of this advice. An attorney should be contacted for specific legal advice. Any advice given here does not create an attorney-client relationship.
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Q: Is there a law in the state of ND for purchasing a used vehicle and it needs a new engine after one week of purchasing?

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law and Small Claims for North Dakota on
Answered on Jan 5, 2018
Lucas Wynne's answer
You may or may not have a warranty claim. The answer is dependent on the conditions of the sale. I would contact an attorney who deals in this type of claim.
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Q: Is a dealership supposed to disclose, to a buyer, if the vehicle being purchased has had major damage to it?

1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents, Consumer Law and Lemon Law for Alabama on
Answered on Dec 29, 2017
Peter Munsing's answer
If they knew through carfax or similar, yes. Depends what the damage is and how the title is set up.
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Q: Is a dealership responsible for disclosing major damage to a vehicle I am buying?

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Consumer Law, Contracts and Lemon Law for Alabama on
Answered on Dec 29, 2017
Mr. James Parrish Coleman's answer
If the vehicle is new, yes.
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