Lemon Law Questions & Answers by State

Lemon Law Questions & Answers

Q: Are humane societies subject to puppy lemon laws in Minnesota?

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law and Animal / Dog Law for Minnesota on
Answered on Apr 21, 2017

No. Humane societies are not covered under the 325F.79 definition of pet dealers.
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Q: I purchased a used car form a used dealership how do I go about getting my money back?

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Business Law and Lemon Law for New York on
Answered on Apr 18, 2017

You're not covered by the lemon law because over 125K miles and if the warranty was for only 1K in miles then you may have lost your rights there as well.

It will come down to what the contract / purchase documents say. Most likely this is a shady dealership that got you to sign some things that weren't in your best interest.

I would chalk this up as a bad bargain / life lesson to be more careful.

How much will it cost to get a new transmission?
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Q: I sold a car on Craigslist, now the buyer says the transmission is bad, am I at risk of having to ray her for the repair

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims, Contracts and Lemon Law for Indiana on
Answered on Apr 9, 2017

There's nothing stopping her from suing you for the cost of the transmission or for fraud. The real question is whether or not she would be successful. Unless you made any guarantees, offered her a warranty or had knowledge of a material defect, which it does not sound like you did, the odds may be low that she could bring a successful claim. Having the car inspected before selling it is a strong point in your favor, as was having her test drive it. In this case it sounds like you sold the car...
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Q: Bought a car with a bill of sale & it was impounded the following day so owner had to get it & doesnt want to take the

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law, Consumer Law and Contracts for California on
Answered on Apr 4, 2017

No. You will get yourself into trouble.

What is happening here is that the previous owner is still the title owner. You are the title holder. However, until you register the car in your name and buy insurance for the car, the previous owner is responsible for any damages you may cause to another or to the property of others. Call an insurance person and get a policy and resister your car with the DMV and then with that documentation, you can call the previous owner, thank him for...
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Q: The company didn't pay return shipping cost for wrong item shipped. UPS held me responsible for the bill as a shipper

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Collections, Lemon Law and Consumer Law for Colorado on
Answered on Apr 4, 2017

You may have grounds for a case. You should continue to try to seek an agreement between you and the seller (not UPS), but if this does not work litigation is your best choice. You likely qualify for small claims court. You may need an attorney for assistance, but you are not required to have an attorney.
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Q: I purchased a used car and they didnt undisclose issues can i sue them?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Consumer Law and Lemon Law for Oregon on
Answered on Mar 30, 2017

This isn't my area of expertise so you will probably need to still look for an attorney that specializes in used car purchase issues. What I can tell you is that the buyer usually has the responsibility to completely inspect a used car before purchasing. It is wise to call in a professional mechanic to inspect the vehicle before you buy it. There are mechancis who have mobile vans that can go to the car lot and for a fee will do the inspection for you. That said. the sale of a used vehicle...
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Q: I bought a car two months ago from an used car dealer. It started giving problems right two weeks after purchase and

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Lemon Law, Small Claims and Criminal Law for Michigan on
Answered on Mar 30, 2017

I would need to review the purchase agreement and finance agreement to give you a more detailed response. However, most used vehicles are purchased "as-is". If you purchased the vehicle “as-is” it means you buy it with all its defects and nonconformities. Essentially, because the vehicle is not warranted, you may not have a legal claim. If there is no warranty as to the vehicle’s mechanical ability, the only potential claim you may have is for fraud, (ie. odometer fraud, title fraud)....
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Q: I've bought a used car and the next day the transmission stops. Anything legal I can do? I purchased as is but one day?

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Business Formation, Business Law and Lemon Law for South Carolina on
Answered on Mar 18, 2017

If the warranty covers drive train it should. You want to find out what the problem was. If it'something they have to know about, then you can go after them. File a complaint with better business bureau, with the attorney General;s office of consumer affairs.
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Q: How do I get compensated if I lease my car, but it's a lemon?

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for California on
Answered on Mar 10, 2017

There are many lawyers in Southern California who are experienced in Lemon Law issues.

If I had more information, I could provide a more specific response. For example, did you lease a new car? From a dealership? If so, you can go to the dealership and request to speak with the manufacturer's rep. All the big car companies have lemon car programs which you should be able to take advantage of.

First you need to make sure your car qualifies as a lemon as defined in the law. You...
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Q: Hello. I would like to know if you can file a complaint against the bbb in your state? If so, whom would I contact?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Lemon Law for California on
Answered on Mar 1, 2017

You can sue such a company in civil court if you have a valid factual and legal basis. You may be able to appeal the arbitration decision as well, depending on the arbitration agreement terms. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY,...
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Q: Do lemon laws apply if I bought the car used from a friend?

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for California on
Answered on Feb 18, 2017

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

Typically if you bought a used car from an individual, that car is purchased as-is with no warranties, so lemon laws don't apply. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY,...
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Q: Settlement from lemon law buyback is deducting gap and warranty??? in CA is that right?

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for California on
Answered on Feb 17, 2017

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

If you were not paying for the warranty and gap insurance, why should you be reimbursed for it? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of...
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Q: New York car dealer refusing to repair car transmission despite having dealer warranty. Can Lemon Law apply? Refund?

3 Answers | Asked in Civil Litigation and Lemon Law for New York on
Answered on Feb 16, 2017

Yes the Lemon Law applies. They are required to fix the car. Document your request. Copy Audi headquarters.
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Q: My car is pretty new but is not running well. Is there a time limit on lemon laws?

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for California on
Answered on Feb 7, 2017

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

More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This...
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Q: Is an electric dirt bike a vehicle that is covered by California lemon laws?

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for California on
Answered on Feb 6, 2017

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

More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This...
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Q: Does lemon law cover more than just mechanical failures to a vehicle?

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for California on
Answered on Feb 5, 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, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or...
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Q: Do lemon laws apply to vehicles used for business?

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for California on
Answered on Jan 31, 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, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense, Divorce & Child Custody, and Education Law. This answer does not constitute legal advice; make any predictions, guarantees, or...
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Q: Buying house with a structure without permit. What are my options?

1 Answer | Asked in Land Use & Zoning, Lemon Law and Real Estate Law for California on
Answered on Jan 31, 2017

If you bought the house with an illegal structure on it, then you're responsible to make it comply with related construction and licensing codes. You may face statute of limitations problems and related due diligence obstacles if your intent is to sue the original seller of the house for disclosure failures. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law...
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Q: I bought a brand new truck 11 months ago, it has been in the shop close to 2 months, or more, since then.

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for Colorado on
Answered on Jan 24, 2017

You may want to contact an attorney familiar with Colorado's lemon law. Colorado's lemon law is powerful, but restricted in its application. Specifically, the vehicle must be "new" and sold by a dealer. If these do not apply there are potential general civil claims (e.g. breach of warranty and/or misleading claims). Again, it is best to contact an attorney to discuss the specifics of your situation. Most attorneys offer free consultations.
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Q: I purchased a car in a private sale, car is unsafe, do i have any rights?

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law and Small Claims for New Hampshire on
Answered on Jan 21, 2017

Yes, of course. Here is a link to a lawyer in New York that does Lemon Law: www.kaselllawfirm.com/

He may be able to point you in the right direction since you are up in New Hampshire.
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