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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 »

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Consumer Law and Lemon Law for Nebraska on
Q: I reside in Nebraska. I bought a car from a buy here pay herr as is no warranty. However, I don't want the car anymore.

I called and ask to speak to finance and the guy that sold me the car said he is finance. I understand that most have in house finance but is it legal to have a different business name associated with the same address as the dealership? They literally claim they are calling the finance company... Read more »

Julie Fowler
Julie Fowler answered on Jun 10, 2019

It is possible for a parent company to own both a car dealership and a financing company.

Unless the contract has a return policy, you can't generally return a used car after purchasing due to changing mind. If you can reach an agreement with the seller to allow the return, great. In...
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1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Intellectual Property, Lemon Law and Trademark for South Carolina on
Q: I traded our motercycle for a jeep about 3 weeks ago. Before doing so the owners of the jeep told us it had no issues.

We are now having to tow the jeep. It has many issues that we were not informed about before the trade. We have messages where the owner told us the jeep had no issues. The car clearly had issues as they started a mile from their house, where we signed titles over. Is their anything we can do?

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 28, 2019

Probably not, because neither the Jeep nor the motorcycle are worth enough money to make it worthwhile for you to hire a litigation lawyer and fight the seller. Unless you want to try in a small claims court.

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Lemon Law and Products Liability for Hawaii on
Q: I bought a car from a seller (LLC) and same day found defects he did not disclose, that I believe were known.

The seller and I both signed a bill of sale that stated the seller will disclose any known issues that would affect the condition or drive-ability of the vehicle. He did show an external fan switch but claimed it was due to "common fan problems in jeeps". The seller claimed "no overheating issues"... Read more »

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on May 28, 2019

You certainly have enough reason to want to sue the seller; However, since it sounds like the car you purchased was made for off-road operation, I am certain that the seller will dispute everything you said and will blame the breakdown on your "driving (the Jeep) at freeway speeds for an extended... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents, Consumer Law, Contracts and Lemon Law for California on
Q: Is it possible to return a used car and get refunded for intermittent everyday starting the engine problems?

I bought a used car from VW Ventura

And the car is broken from day 1

I'm have intermittent problems when i try to start the engine won't work

I returned the car to the dealer the next day and they refused to take in for the car not showing an engine check sign

The... Read more »

Manuel Alzamora Juarez
Manuel Alzamora Juarez answered on May 27, 2019

The used car dealers have to obey the law. Hire the “Lemon Lawyer” And let him handle your case. Best of luck.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Lemon Law for California on
Q: I purchased a vehicle from a used car dealer and was reposed illegally and was not given the opp. to reinstate

they gave me one explanation in writing and another verbally and they charged me a fee to give me back my property and kept given me the run around wat can I do?

Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman answered on May 22, 2019

You have rights. I'd STRONGLY recommend you get in touch with the DMV Investigations unit to see what they have to say. My guess is that they can help, fast.

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