Lemon Law Questions & Answers by State

Lemon Law Questions & Answers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If the vehicle is new, yes.
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Q: hello i need a lawyer to sue bmw for violating the automatic stay by disabling my car an repo man break the fuse box

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Consumer Law, Lemon Law and Small Claims for California on
Answered on Dec 25, 2017

Talk to your bankruptcy attorney or the bankruptcy trustee.
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Q: What can I do if a recall has left my car undrivable for 5 months?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury, Products Liability, Business Law and Lemon Law for Virginia on
Answered on Dec 19, 2017

Contact the Center for Automotive Safety, see if there is any class action or bad faith action for such conduct--they should,at a minimum, authorize a rental.
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Q: Agent told us that he had "guys" who could do work for cheap, if we bought the home for a certain price, which was a lie

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Lemon Law for Michigan on
Answered on Dec 8, 2017

More information is needed to respond adequately to your question. Essentially, repair/construction work is governed by contract in Michigan. You say you have "conversations and agreement." Do you have a written contract regarding the price and work to be done? If there is no written contract do you have texts, emails or notes that would establish a binding contract and the terms of the agreement? Whether you have a legitimate cause of actions depends on the terms of the agreement and your...
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Q: I purchased a car, my finance company doubled the balance of my loan via padding insurance premiums I had 2 lapses.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Lemon Law and Small Claims for Florida on
Answered on Dec 4, 2017

Your first step, is to consult with an attorney in your area to have all of the paperwork you signed related to the car purchase as well as in new information to determine if anything was done contrary to the contract.
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Q: Will bankruptcy affect my lemon law case if I include the vehicle the case is for in the bankruptcy?

3 Answers | Asked in Bankruptcy and Lemon Law for California on
Answered on Nov 29, 2017

If you filed a chapter 7, your lemon law case is an asset that must be listed in Schedule B. The vehicle itself is also an asset and must be listed in that schedule as well. Hopefully, you have a bankruptcy attorney that is assisting you with your case who can advise you regarding the related issues. If you do not have an attorney, I urge you to seek legal advice from an experienced bankruptcy attorney in your area immediately. If you have not filed the case yet, meet with a bankruptcy...
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Q: I was not disclosed of a vehicle purchase at a dealership that was a lemon?

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for Michigan on
Answered on Nov 7, 2017

There is no disclosure requirement in Michigan. Generally, the seller does not have to tell a prospective buyer about repair history. The main goal of a used car salesman is a to sell vehicles for substantially more than they are worth.
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Q: If i sold someone my not running car for $300 and they fix it but i cant transfer the title can i take my car back

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Business Law, Legal Malpractice and Lemon Law for Indiana on
Answered on Nov 5, 2017

Your question is more of morality than of legality.

As you admitted that you sold it @ 300 being out of order and the purchaser did fix it for whatsoever he has incurred on. You now want it back without paying any penny of their expenses so incurred to put it back, is a matter of breach of trust on your side.
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Q: Can my landlord raise my rent because there was a Gas leak also stop any repairs.

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law and Landlord - Tenant for Texas on
Answered on Oct 29, 2017

My initial reaction is no, your landlord can't break the lease by raising your rent based on the types of repairs involved. Keep in mind that you need to have an attorney review your lease and any correspondence you have with your landlord before advising you one way or the other.
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Q: I purchased a used car a month and a half ago. The check engine lite is on and it leaks oil. Can I return it?

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Lemon Law for Florida on
Answered on Oct 19, 2017

The state of Florida has a “Lemon Law” which may apply in your situation. Essentially, you will deal directly with the car’s manufacture to have your car fixed or get your money back. You can find out more information on the process by going to the website of the Florida Office of the Attorney General. It is important that you continue to make your payments during the process if you want to protect your credit. You should also consider retaining an attorney to represent you in the...
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Q: In Wisconsin me and another guy traded vehicles his is in his mom's name and the bank has the title with a lien on it

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Civil Litigation, Intellectual Property and Lemon Law for Wisconsin on
Answered on Oct 16, 2017

As explained by you, send them a legal notice prior to sue the buyer for specific performance to deliver you title of vehicle failing which they have to pay cost of your vehicle as well as damages that you have borne. For specific advice please consult Attorney of local jurisdiction.
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Q: my sister bought a house and a few months later had to shellout $8000 for a new roof. Can she sue the previous owner?

2 Answers | Asked in Land Use & Zoning, Lemon Law, Real Estate Law and Small Claims for Ohio on
Answered on Oct 10, 2017

Anyone can sue anybody for anything. But litigation is expensive, and the cost of litigation to prove fraud, could be nearly what she is claiming in damages, and the seller would not have to pay her attorney fees even if she wins. And she could lose - if a court determined that she should have gotten a more thorough inspection of a 1960s vintage home. The court could say she should have had a roof inspection that could have told her it was the original roof. The seller could deny telling...
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