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1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for Florida on
Q: Can my ex boyfriend move out of state while a Paternity action is pending?

Child Custody question:

I served my ex boyfriend with a petition to establish paternity and child support on 3/1/20 in Florida. He just filed his answer on 4/3/20 and in his answer he has a CT address listed as his current address, and he has his income listed at $0. He was working when he... Read more »

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard answered on Apr 5, 2020

Yes, of course he can leave the state if he wants to. Presumably you are not asking if he can take the child; he can't without court permission. This will have to be resolved, hopefully between the two of you in the shared custody plan, or, if not, by the judge.

3 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts, Civil Litigation and Lemon Law for California on
Q: Sold my car to carmax. They sold it. The new owner did a hit and run and it came back to me.

I traded in a fully paid off car went to carmax to trade it for a cheaper vehicle on insurance. I found a cheaper car and even recieve a check back because I still had positive equity balance. Few months, I thought my car was stolen as It was repossessed! I paid the 1300 to get it out. While trying... Read more »

Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman answered on Mar 19, 2020

Sorry for your issues. You will want to get in touch with a consumer protection attorney immediately for a full evaluation of your circumstances and options going forward.

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1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Civil Litigation and Lemon Law for Alabama on
Q: I purchased a car 5 months ago and was told that the car is now being repossessed by lein holder that I was unaware of

And also included in a bankruptcy filing but the two involved in selling the car to me or trying to get me to surrender the car to them or else I am in trouble with the law

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Mar 15, 2020

If you have title, it is someone else’s problem.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Collections, Lemon Law and Small Claims for Texas on
Q: can i report my car stolen?

Transmission went out, shop picked it up and towed it to their location. Tore it down and diagnosed it. The contract says it’s $599 for tow and tear down. He told us $1480 to repair it. We said okay. He then jacked the price up to $2480 saying “there was more problems”. Fast forward a year... Read more »

Kiele Linroth Pace
Kiele Linroth Pace answered on Mar 10, 2020

This is a civil matter. Theft requires the state to prove intent at the time the property initially changed hands.

1 Answer | Asked in Education Law and Lemon Law on
Q: Could Congress make a general school voucher program that applied to all children in distressed school districts?

Do you think after Zelman v. Simmons-Harris that Congress could make a general school voucher program that applied to all children in distressed school districts in the United States?

How would a program like this hold against Constitutional Scrutiny?

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar answered on Mar 4, 2020

I have not read that decision, but you await a response for four weeks. Your question might be better suited for discussion with a constitutional law scholar familiar with the decision than for the brief format of this question and answer board. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Lemon Law for Oklahoma on
Q: Why does my carfax show a date 1-17-2019 and mileage at 101802 when I have a service report that's dated 1-7-2019 with

The mileage reported at 101989. How is it 11 days later the miles are reported to dmv at 101802? Seems fishy to me.

Please help seems like possible rolled back mileage.

Bruce Alexander Minnick
Bruce Alexander Minnick answered on Feb 9, 2020

This is not a legal question; nor is it evidence of odometer tampering. It is a mistake.

2 Answers | Asked in Contracts, Lemon Law and Small Claims for California on
Q: breeder rights in CA? buyer refuses to pay for Puppy. what rights do i have in CA as a breeder to get payment?

Buyer came and purchased a puppy from me with a check. after a Day he informed me that the puppy was ill with kennel cough and stopped payment on the check. the buyer has not provided any information from a vet showing that the puppy is ill and refuses to bring the puppy back for a refund or to... Read more »

Shawn R. Jackson Esq.
Shawn R. Jackson Esq. answered on Feb 4, 2020

On the assumption that the puppy is valued at less than $10,000 … first, schedule an initial free consultation with an attorney by video call or telephone call … then, you will want to file a small claims court action as soon as possible.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Lemon Law and Small Claims for Oklahoma on
Q: Car dealer wont let me return after 2 weeks of issues, says will look like repo and hurt my credit.

Bought car 2 wks ago. Issues since day 3, check engine light came on, returned to shop ON day 3, drove home a week later, 24 hrs later, check engine light again. Didnt drive for a few days, keyfob died and couldnt start car. Frustrated. Talked to shop about returning car, said that the 'return in 3... Read more »

David Humphreys
David Humphreys answered on Jan 6, 2020

Google for a consumer lawyer with a free case review and email or call.

Too complicated to answer in the space provided.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability and Lemon Law for California on
Q: Can I hold a transmission shop accountable for poor job?

Recently bought a car for 3500. The previous owner had the transmission rebuilt (this was disclosed to me) for 3500 and the warranty for it was 30 days which the shop told me would transfer after sale. I purchased the car and before I even got home the same problem happened. The shop worked on it... Read more »

Scott Richard Kaufman
Scott Richard Kaufman answered on Dec 12, 2019

IF they tried and failed to fix under warranty, you have a warranty law claim. Warranty law is lemon law. So, you have a lemon law claim. Contact a lemon law attorney for more insight.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Gov & Administrative Law, Government Contracts and Lemon Law for Kentucky on
Q: If someone has a warrant in one state can you sit your time out in a different state on a class c missdamenor

If you have a warrant in the state of Texas for a class c missdamenor Theft under 100$ can you sit your time out in the state of Kentucky if u don't live in Texas no more

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison answered on Nov 16, 2019

Not unless you have a lawyer arrange that for you down in Texas so it runs concurrent with Kentucky time.

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for Oregon on
Q: What are the laws on having to take back a puppy and give refund that you sold a year ago?

We sold a French bulldog puppy exactly about 1 year ago and now the buyers want their money back or a new puppy because they say the dog throws up. We are not "breeders" and won't be having any other litters. This is the first time we have heard from the buyers. Their vet told them they can do... Read more »

Gregory L Abbott
Gregory L Abbott answered on Nov 14, 2019

Unless you sold the dog with some sort of warranty or made material misrepresentations when making the sale, I know of no grounds for them to be able to demand their money back or to otherwise rescind the transaction. A year later? Hard to figure what the buyer is thinking. No one should take... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Lemon Law for California on
Q: How does the current GM strike impact the law as far as amount of Tim my vehicle is in the shop?
Barak J Berlin
Barak J Berlin answered on Oct 22, 2019

It doesn't. GM is still required to fix your vehicle under warranty with a reasonable number of repair attempts (typically four times, but it is not set by law) or a reasonable amount of time (30 days, but again, there is no absolute, it can be more or less).

Feel free to email...
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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Lemon Law for California on
Q: I purchased a car from Kia in 2017 and I'm having engine problems they have had my car for a month now what can I do
Barak J Berlin
Barak J Berlin answered on Oct 21, 2019

You may have a case against Kia under the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, commonly known as the California Lemon Law. If you do have a lemon, you are entitled to receive all sums you have paid or owe on your car, minus a mileage offset.

Feel free to call or email...
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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 »

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