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Daniel S Blinn

Rocky Hill Consumer Protection Attorney.

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  1. We bough a new car with the understanding to have under $5000 the old car rolled into the new loan. We signed, they didn't

    Answered 7 months ago.

    1. Daniel S Blinn
    2. John F. Brennan
    3. James T. Weiner
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    You have not provided enough information to know for certain, but it seems likely that you are being victimized by a "yo-yo" scam. It may be that the dealership was unable to get a finance company to fund the deal because the value of your new car is significantly less than the amount that is being financed. I strongly suggest that you contact an attorney in your state who is experienced in handling auto dealer fraud cases. You can find one at the website for the Nat'l Ass'n of Consumer...

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  2. If the bank reposses my car can they garnish my wages, car repossession under CA state law

    Answered over 6 years ago.

    1. Daniel S Blinn
    1 lawyer answer

    In most states, you could be responsible to pay the bank the difference between the amount owed and what the car is worth (or what it sells for at an auction). You may be subjected to collection calls, and if the amount is enough, then you might get sued. But, they would have to sue you and get a judgment before they could go after your pay.

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  3. Can a car dealer repossess my daughter's car if payments are current?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Daniel S Blinn
    2. Scott Richard Kaufman
    2 lawyer answers

    The answer to this question me vary from state to state, but generally a lender has the right to repossess the car anytime there is a breach of contract. The company that is storing the car can assert a lien on it purposes of collecting its storage charges. if the car is not essentially picked up by anyone, then the towing company can sell it to recover its claim. The lender probably has the right to repossess in order to protect its interest in the car as its collateral. an attorney would...

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  4. I am having an issue with an auto dealer I purchased a used car off of. I would like to know my rights on lemon laws.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Daniel S Blinn
    2. Ronald Lee Burdge
    3. Scott Richard Kaufman
    4. Natan Davoodi
    4 lawyer answers

    Used car dealer's warranty obligations vary from state to state and may depend upon the age and mileage of the vehicle. Your contract documents will also be important. You may well have the right to "revoke acceptance", which is a legal term for cancelling the transaction and demanding your money back. The problem with registering the car is a strong indication that something is terribly amiss here. You should consult w/ a local attorney who specializes in auto warranty claims. Best place...

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  5. I was falsely mislead into an automobile transaction. My friend said he only needed my license to drive off the lot and I find o

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Daniel S Blinn
    2. Daniel Robert Hamad
    2 lawyer answers

    If you did not go to the dealership, then you are quite likely a victim of forgery. If that is the case, then a lawyer can help you. If you do nothing, you may have your credit trashed if the car is not paid for.

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  6. Can I legally refuse to pay a contractor if he abandons the job partway thru?

    Answered 11 months ago.

    1. Daniel S Blinn
    2. Robert A. Stumpf
    3. Matthew Scott Berkus
    4. Richard Glenn Elie
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    It would be necessary to do a more detailed review of your situation to determine whether your action was valid. Connecticut has a procedure in which a business can pursue criminal charges for writing a bad check. That procedure should NOT apply to you, because you do have a bona fide dispute with the charges. This is probably not enough money for them to bother taking you to court, but they may turn it over for collections. You should check your credit report to make sure that this is not...

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  7. Can I sue for misrepresentation

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Daniel S Blinn
    2. Ronald Lee Burdge
    3. Scott Richard Kaufman
    3 lawyer answers

    To supplement Ron Burdge's excellent response, I would add that, in Connecticut, car dealerships are not permitted to sell cars that are not roadworthy.

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  8. I loaned my ex-girlfriend a total of $3,657.50 for her car payments. She and I entered an oral agreement that she'd pay me back.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Daniel S Blinn
    2. Senen Daniel Garcia II
    2 lawyer answers

    There are different statutes of fraud for different kinds of contracts. $500 is the limit for contracts to buy or sell things. You have the right statute for a loan agreement. So, gou are right on the law. Proving the loan and collecting the debt is going to be another matter.

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  9. Can I prosecute my wife for forging my name on a credit card application and running up $13,000 in debt?

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Ronald C. Sykstus
    2. Daniel S Blinn
    3. Daniel Tam
    4. John Charles Bazaz
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    I agree with the prior answer. But, to answer your question more directly, you can file a police complaint but whether she is prosecuted is ultimately a decision that will be made by the police and the prosecutor.

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  10. I purchased a car signed all the papers was told it was all done and finalized drove off the lot and now dealership is telling

    Answered about 1 year ago.

    1. Daniel S Blinn
    2. Scott Richard Kaufman
    3. Christina Gill Roseman
    3 lawyer answers

    First, take all of your papers out of the glove compartment and bring them inside. Most deals like this are financed through a retail installment sales contract between the consumer and the dealership. You want to keep your papers secure, because that's your proof that you have a binding contract. Second, contact an experienced auto dealer fraud attorney in your state. You can find one on the Nat'l Ass'n of Consumer Advocates website, which I've put into a link below. You might also want...

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