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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Arbitration / Mediation Law and Small Claims for Mississippi on
Q: If a new trailer is sold without brakes, do I, the buyer, have any recourse?

Manufactured 2015, purchased 2016, tandem trailer with axles > 2000lbs gvw each was sold to me without brakes (unbeknownst to me). Is there any course of action I can take with the dealer (to get the brakes installed at least at their cost, perhaps)? What would be the legal recourse?... Read more »

Thomas A. Grossman
Thomas A. Grossman
answered on Jul 8, 2018

When you buy a trailer or any similar product, you should always do so by getting a written contract. You then need to read the contract and see what you are buying, and if it matches what you thought you were buying. If it does not, you should not sigh it. If there is no written contract, then... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation and Libel & Slander for Mississippi on
Q: I live in Mississippi and I'm wanting to find out if I have a case against a local hotel in my area.

This hotel gave out details of my stay to someone claiming to be me. This person went to the hotel with my debit card number, said someone committed fraud using the card and the hotel proceeded to give this person details of my stay including my room number, receipts and also gave this person... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on May 22, 2018

Sounds like you have a case. You need an attorney for the place where it happened. Look for that state's Assn for Justice--their members give free consultations.

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1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Mississippi on
Q: Harley Davidson dealer in MS was going to charge us 22% interest on a used bike. Is that even legal?

*in MS

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on May 6, 2018

Why are you asking it in the Florida law section? You should probably ask your question in Justia › Ask a Lawyer › Mississippi › Consumer Law ›.

1 Answer | Asked in Identity Theft and Consumer Law for Mississippi on
Q: Do Sonic fast food restaurants tell the amount you have on your card, on the receipt?

Im just leaving a Sonic fast food restaurant. I placed my order & used a card to make my purchase. Before pulling up, I knew the amount that was on my card. The carhop came out & I gave a $1 tip, she asked did I pay w| card, i responded yes. She rushed back in & returned to me, saying... Read more »

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Apr 7, 2018

Not necessarily. Your best bet would be to see if perhaps the initial transaction was cancelled out. Regardless, if you review your account and see a double charge, you could reach out to the manager and see about getting a refund on one of the transactions.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law, Energy, Oil and Gas, Business Law and Consumer Law for Mississippi on
Q: What to do when a distributor of gasoline fails to keep records of fuel delivered to my store.

Distributor claims I did not pay for product delivered

Arthur Calderon
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Arthur Calderon
answered on Feb 21, 2018

You need to consult with an attorney to provide additional information. Off of the top of my head, the things that I am thinking of are the records showing delivery of the gas, the method of payment, when paid, and a reconciliation of your records to theirs.

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy and Consumer Law for Mississippi on
Q: Looking into buying a vehicle that was in bankruptcy.. owner has no title bankruptcy has been discharged..
Randall R. Saxton
Randall R. Saxton
answered on Feb 15, 2018

The owner will need to contact the lender to see if the lender will release the title. The lender is not required to do so if their lien was never paid.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Health Care Law for Mississippi on
Q: Hello I am a 39 year old male and I was fed neo mull soy baby formula when I was an infant.

This formula caused serious injury and death to many babies.I now have end stage renal disease and also serious mental disorder.I wanted to know if their are any legal actions I may take against the makers of this product now that I am an adult. This formula was made in 1978-1979 by a company... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Dec 5, 2017

It would have to be proven that your renal failure was caused by the formula and no other product, through expert testimony. I don't see it, and then there's the statute of limitations issue, but for you to have some closure why not contact an attorney in your area that offers free... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Consumer Law, Landlord - Tenant and Employment Law for Mississippi on
Q: i recently got a garnishment notice from my employer but i never was served any court papers for the lawsuit

if i got to the court to have my hearing done again can the creditor ask for additional money ?

Randall R. Saxton
Randall R. Saxton
answered on Nov 11, 2017

Yes, you could be charged for the creditor’s additional attorney fees if you are found to owe the debt.

1 Answer | Asked in Criminal Law and Consumer Law for Mississippi on
Q: Is it legal to charge a 28% interest rate on a 1000

Car

Baskin Lowber Jones
Baskin Lowber Jones
answered on Oct 12, 2017

See the MS Title Pledge Act: http://www.dbcf.state.ms.us/documents/cons_finance/titlepledgeact2005.pdf

I have seen rates of up to 35.99% per year.

1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Consumer Law for Mississippi on
Q: What can I do If I was sold 3 counterfeit LgTone Wireless Headphones as if real by an actual business here in Ms

Tried to return them and was told they'd swap them but wouldn't give me my cash back.

Glenn B. Manishin
Glenn B. Manishin
answered on Dec 20, 2016

They are in all likelihood liable for possible misrepresentation (fraud) if what you say is correct. The economics of pursuing a legal claim for monetary damages suggest a consensual resolution is the bast outcome.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Criminal Law, DUI / DWI and Civil Rights for Mississippi on
Q: Can a law enforcement officer allow someone of the public to hear the recording on a stop
Paul Stanko
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Paul Stanko
answered on Sep 24, 2016

That decision would normally be made by someone much higher up in the police agency, most likely the chief of police or county sheriff, as the case may be. Also, if the recording of the stop is part of an ongoing investigation or criminal prosecution, the prosecutor would have some input into that... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Legal Malpractice, Consumer Law, Contracts and Business Law for Mississippi on
Q: Hi everyone, Why is it legal for AT&T to take away my unused minutes after 30 days with gophone. Cash paid in advance.

Upon getting a gophone one must agree to the terms of AT&T.

I'm disabled and on a small fixed income. I can only afford the prepaid gophone . I refill in small increments because I do not make many calls. I'm old and sometimes forget things. My minutes are gone if I forget to... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Aug 30, 2016

File a complaint with the FCC and with the consumer protection division of the Attorney General's office in Mississippi.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Mississippi on
Q: I took out a loan through a bank to finance a car. They sent me a free and clear MS. title. Can I sell it?

There is no lien on my title, however the bank says they have a lien. I will still pay the loan, but want to sell my car. Can I do that

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Jul 27, 2016

if the loan document doesn't mention a security interest, yes. You are still responsible for the loan payments. Might be a good idea to ask the bank or whoever you are making payments to.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Mississippi on
Q: Need help want to know if you can get your mobli home back being consder. Personaproperty after being sold for back taxe

Has been sold at county auction for back taxes

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Nov 7, 2015

Depends on whether the tax is on personal property such as mobile homes. Ask the taxing authority.

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law for Mississippi on
Q: Using EBAY messaging to form a contract between two parties, is it binding?

Sale of a motorcycle on EBAY:

I have set up payment and shipping for a set price and stated, "With his payment to my paypal account the buyer agrees to everything I have stated in this ebay message, and that sell is final and complete."

With his payment, will it make it a... Read more »

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot
answered on Oct 27, 2015

A binding contract without a signature? I do not know the full answer and would have to do some research in order to answer. That makes this not just a basic legal question, but one that requires specifically tailored legal advice. Go see a local lawyer.

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