Lemon Law Questions & Answers

Q: purchased rehoming dog for service dog training dog is lame now and was not disclosed of steel rod in leg can't use her

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Animal / Dog Law and Lemon Law for Colorado on
Answered on Aug 8, 2018
Juliet Piccone's answer
I'd suggest you repost your question with what it is you want to know and more facts. Was this an expensive dog from a breeder or a rescue? Or just a purchase from a private party/ non animal dealer? You probably need an actual consultation with an experienced animal attorney to figure out if you have any recourse.

Q: Is the auto shop Midas liable for my damages and expense?

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law and Car Accidents for North Carolina on
Answered on Jul 25, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
I'm not hearing why or how the catalytic converters "got blown" and why you need a new engine.

In order to make a claim you will need a mechanic to say what it is that caused the damage to your vehicle. To do that someone needs to say and explain how it happened. You change 6 plugs and a coil, that's ignition. I am not hearing how that has to do with catalytic converters. Likewise an engine gone wrong.

Possiblity is that after changing the plugs (spark plugs, not injectors?)...

Q: What qualifies for auto dealer fraud?

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jul 16, 2018
Matthew Williams' answer
It sounds like you have a pretty good issue for a consumer protection lawsuit against the dealership.

Q: I bought a used truck "as is" and 1 week later it broke down. Can I get my money back?

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for New Jersey on
Answered on Jul 15, 2018
Leonard R. Boyer's answer
Probably not. But you can try, it will depend on who you purchased it from and how much money is involved.

Q: Buyer has signed title to vehicle I have signed title as the owner the truck broke down as the buyer was bringing it

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims, Gov & Administrative Law and Lemon Law for Florida on
Answered on Jul 7, 2018
Alex McClure's answer
Well for now you are still the titled owner of record. You probably dont just want to let the vehicle sit or it will be towed and cost much more than you will pay to have it towed now, REGARDLESS of who agreed to what.

Your decision here should be more guided by whats convenient for you than by technicalities, if that makes sense.

Q: Is there a certain amount of time a car needs to be at the shop being repaired to be considered a lemon?

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for Florida on
Answered on Jul 1, 2018
Alex McClure's answer
There is more to the formula than just the time in the shop.

Consult a consumer attorney for further guidance on your specific case.

Q: Hello! In 2015 I financed a car and within the past month, I'd had tons of trouble with the car.

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for Florida on
Answered on Jul 1, 2018
Alex McClure's answer
lemon law applies to new vehicles only purchased off the dealer lot.

If you bought the car in 2015 and the trouble just started, its unlikely that you can proceed under lemon law. Its also unclear what the problem is and why they wont fix it.

You might want to speak with a consumer attorney in your area.

Q: I was served with a lawsuit for debt on a car that was voluntarily repossessed for 9,665.90. How do i negotiate this

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Lemon Law and Small Claims for Georgia on
Answered on Jun 14, 2018
Timothy Denison's answer
Hire an attorney, let him negotiate the debt, pay settlement lump sum.

Q: Is it legal for a dealership to sell a car that can't pass inspection without telling me it cant

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Lemon Law and Small Claims for Missouri on
Answered on Jun 8, 2018
Ronald J. Eisenberg's answer
They can sue you if you don’t pay and you can sue them. Anyone can sue anyone. The better questions concern this risks and costs of litigation. I suggest you meet with a local attorney, preferably with consumer law experience. Ask about the Merchandising Practices Act.

Q: Bought a car in Georgia but live in Florida -- which lemon law applies here? Are there big differences?

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for Florida on
Answered on Jun 1, 2018
Terrence H Thorgaard's answer
I believe the Georgia law would apply. It is doubtful if you could even sue in Florida, depending on whether the dealer does business in Florida.

Q: Is there a "lemon law" per say on houses? We just found a serious issue after buying in December 2016 that was "covered"

1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law, Contracts and Lemon Law for Ohio on
Answered on Jun 1, 2018
Bruce Martin Broyles' answer
In Ohio, the seller of a home can be held liable for actively concealing defects in the property. The active concealment would constitute fraud and your statute of limitations does not begin to run until the fraud is discovered. Your claim is very dependent upon facts and what evidence you will be able to prove those facts. First, you state: The basement had been freshly painted prior to showing with a very thick paint..." You will have to demonstrate that the basement was painted shortly...

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

2 Answers | 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

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.

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.

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?

Q: I was scammed buying a used car and am wondering if there is anything I can do to get my money back? (more info below)

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation and Lemon Law for New Hampshire on
Answered on Apr 4, 2018
Joseph Kelly Levasseur's answer
You could call your local police department, and the Attorney generals office and file a complaint, they could investigate the allegation and if the mechanic did in fact pass a car and give you an inspection sticker illegally, take away his ability to give them out, fine him, or even charge him with a crime of fraud. You then may have a lawsuit against the seller and the mechanic for conspiracy if in fact it can be proven. If charges are brought and anyone of these guys are found guilty,...

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.

Q: I have just recently purchased a vehicle from a local buy here pay here lot and I think Im getting screwed.

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Litigation, Consumer Law and Lemon Law for Florida on
Answered on Mar 26, 2018
Alex McClure's answer
Did you actually sign the contract knowing this? You will want to carefully review your paperwork to see what, if any GUARANTEES were made in writing.

Florida's Lemon Law pertains to new vehicles only.

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