Lemon Law Questions & Answers by State

Lemon Law Questions & Answers

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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Q: My son bought a house. he had a home inspection and there were no problems disclosed. After moving in he discovered ma

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law, Real Estate Law and Small Claims for Missouri on
Answered on Oct 3, 2017

You retained an inspector to guard against issues such as these and he or she seemingly did not perform the job that he or she was hired to do. So consider litigation if the inspector fails to make good on his or her mistakes.
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Q: I purchased a car two months ago AS IS from a dealer in Florida and when I purchased it ,it had a problem starting.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Lemon Law for Florida on
Answered on Sep 18, 2017

No way to say for sure here online. I suggest that you consult with an attorney in person on the issue, but suggest that since you purchased the car "as is" then you likely have not recourse against the dealer as he did not make any promises regarding the car.

Good Luck.
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Q: We recently purchased a home in June. Found out by several people that the home flooded numerous (5 to be exact). Seller

1 Answer | Asked in Real Estate Law and Lemon Law for Ohio on
Answered on Sep 11, 2017

It is prudent for any home purchaser to have legal assistance, but especially a first time home buyer. Home inspectors are not required to move objects out of the way to get a better look. Seller's disclosure that there had been prior water problems and repairs, might have been sufficient to put you on notice to do further investigation. Whether or not seller should have disclosed more details, would be up to a court to decide, if you decided to sue the seller. But litigation can be...
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Q: We purchased a home in April. Inspection only showed minor issues but it is August ruined. What do we do?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Products Liability, Real Estate Law and Lemon Law for Texas on
Answered on Aug 13, 2017

These types of sales are only as good as the contract, so you need to look there, for any warranties. If you had the right of inspection, you may have no rights.

Call this law firm. Focus on the hazardous mold and air quality, to see if you have recourse.

Bullock Campbell

713-249-2124

Houston, TX
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Q: Do product defects that require recalls on cars fall under the scope of lemon law if the car is rendered undrivable?

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for California on
Answered on Aug 9, 2017

To fall under the scope of the lemon law, a car must be a lemon. The general idea is that a car is a lemon if it cannot be fixed with a reasonable degree of effort. The actual definition of a lemon in the lemon law is complicated. If the car can be repaired in one servicing, it may well not be a lemon.

See the disclaimer at the bottom of this page.
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Q: We just purchased a car and found out 3 wks later it shouldn't have passed state inspection! What do we do?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Civil Litigation, Civil Rights and Lemon Law for Virginia on
Answered on Aug 7, 2017

In Virginia, the general rule when buying a vehicle is "Buyer Beware." This rule may block you from any recourse. However, the Consumer Protection Act in Virginia will cover your vehicle, especially if there was a latent defect and the dealer should have known about the defect when he sold the vehicle to you. You should get an estimate for the repairs to be done to the vehicle and then you may want to file a Warrant in Debt in the court where you purchased the vehicle. The court will consider...
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Q: I got a used car financed and got into a car accident two days after had no insurance? What can I do?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts, Lemon Law, Car Accidents and Traffic Tickets for California on
Answered on Jul 25, 2017

If you have no car insurance, you may have to personally pay for the damages. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/ publications on my law practice website, www.AEesq.com. I practice law in CA, NY, MA, and DC in the following areas of law: Business & Contracts, Criminal Defense,...
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Q: Bought an rv that was to bein excellent shape. Tires 1yr old advetized are 4yrs n blew out many expensive things wrong.

1 Answer | Asked in Products Liability and Lemon Law for Arizona on
Answered on Jul 13, 2017

Date stamp means date of manufacture--person could conceivably have purchased them before. I don't see a case as you buy it as is. "Excellent condition" is that person's opinion.
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Q: Can my mother sue the seller of her house, for known septic issues

1 Answer | Asked in Construction Law, Lemon Law and Real Estate Law for Tennessee on
Answered on Jul 7, 2017

Tennessee has a property disclosure law for residential homes, and misrepresentations on the disclosure form can be the basis of a claim for damages or rescission of the contract. However, there is a one year statute of limitations. Consult an experienced real estate lawyer and act promptly.
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Q: If I have a title for a vehicle I traded into a dealership, can I go get it from the dealership?

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law, Contracts and Lemon Law for Colorado on
Answered on Jul 6, 2017

You should hire an attorney. This is a tricky situation that's going to have to be handled with a bit of care.
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Q: Is a used car dealership operating as a DBA required to have a lawyer in a lawsuit

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Business Law, Civil Litigation and Lemon Law for New York on
Answered on Jul 5, 2017

a d/b/a is not a corporation or business entity, as such the owner can be held individually liable and there is no separate entity that would require a legal representative, in short he or she would not have to have a lawyer.
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Q: How many times do I have to get a car fixed before it's considered a lemon?

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for California on
Answered on Jun 25, 2017

Is it a new car? Is there a warranty? 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, www.AEesq.com. 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...
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Q: I purchased a car that is defective yesterday how can I get the dealer to take it back?

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Jun 19, 2017

He tells you it makes a noise. You buy it nonetheless. Sounds like it's on you. My only suggestion is file a complaint with whoever licenses car dealers--not sure if that'd be DOT or Secretary of State.
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Q: Problems with my car came up about a month after sale - how long do I have to complain?

1 Answer | Asked in Lemon Law for California on
Answered on May 16, 2017

Is it a new or used car, with or without warranty? 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, www.AEesq.com. 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....
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