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Steven Michael Fahlgren

Jacksonville Divorce / Separation Lawyer.

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  1. Do I have any legal rights for a defective vehicle purchased w/as-is warranty. The vehicle had many hidden major defects.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Douglas Ron Coenson
    2. Steven Michael Fahlgren
    3. Scott Richard Kaufman
    4. Stephen Joseph Cipolla
    4 lawyer answers

    A few observations. The "as is" clause does not necessarily defeat a fraud claim or express warranty claim. See the Tinker v. De Maria case http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=8805548221790429420&hl=en&as_sdt=2&as_vis=1&oi=scholarr Many car dealers wrongly believe that an "as is" clause is an automatic get out of jail free card. There may be a duty to warn of latent defects. See Section 501.976, Fla. Stat., and specifically subsections 3 and 4 which make it an unfair and deceptive act...

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  2. Am I still married and if so, can I get a divorce without paying a lot of money?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Steven Michael Fahlgren
    2. Gerald Laverne Wilkerson II
    3. Anthony Francis Perrone
    4. Carolyn Mae Gramlich
    5. Peggy Margaret Raddatz
    5 lawyer answers

    At the very least, check the court records of Duval County to see if a petition for divorce was filed and if so, what came of it. In some cases, substitute service can be perfected but it seems that it would not apply to your case because you were in the service and could have been found.

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  3. Does this constitute fraud or bait and switch?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Brent Allan Rose
    2. Steven Michael Fahlgren
    3. Chris Matthew Limberopoulos
    3 lawyer answers

    Your attorney should consider a claim under the Carmack Amendment to the Interstate Commerce Act which may preempt State law. At least that is something that will need to be researched. Also consider contacting the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration at 888-368-7238 to complain and see if there is anything else that can be done. Perhaps you would also want to contact attorney George Pezold who wrote the book, Freight Claims in Plain English. I have hired him in the past as a...

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  4. Question regarding my employers responsibility to pay valid charges on a corporate credit card.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Francis M Boyer
    2. Steven Michael Fahlgren
    2 lawyer answers

    Be careful, the answer is not always clear. It would be good to review the cardholder agreement. Did your use of the card mean that you were consenting to its terms. Does the law of a State other than Florida govern the transaction. You should seek an attorney in your area. A good place to start is www.naca.net I wish you a blessed Christmas and happy new year.

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  5. If I go to a strip club and a tranny works there can I sue for false advertising?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. David Jule Gruskin
    2. Steven Michael Fahlgren
    3. Ronald Ira Frederick
    4. William David Umansky
    4 lawyer answers

    Oh, boy. I am not sure how to answer this one.

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  6. What can I do about something on my credit report that is absolutely not mine and I disputed it and they are keeping it on

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Lewis Matthew Roberts
    2. David Lloyd Merrill
    3. David Jule Gruskin
    4. Steven Michael Fahlgren
    5. Brian Lee Michael Balaguera
    5 lawyer answers

    If you have not already disputed properly (many people do not know that your disputes should go to the credit bureaus reporting the inaccurate information), you should consider disputing with the credit bureaus who claim you owe a debt. You should be as detailed as possible. Hopefully, that will take care of the problem or at least help. Because you have advised that your case involves identity theft, you should obtain a police report and also complete the attached fraud affidavit. I strongly...

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  7. Can I sue a company if my identity is stolen by a representative of their company?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Steven Douglas Knittle
    2. Colleen M. Glenn
    3. Jonathan Hackworth
    4. Steven Michael Fahlgren
    4 lawyer answers

    The answer is yes. It is a matter of proof. You need to mitigate your damages. You probably want to send an identity theft validation letter to each of the creditors who were tricked. I have a form if you email me. You should also obtain a police report, fill out an FTC identity theft affidavit, and send certified mail return receipt requested disputes to each credit bureau. I have an instructional form for that as well but some of the key items are as follows. If the account was not...

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  8. Used car dealer LIED and sold me a Lemon

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Steven Michael Fahlgren
    2. Ronald Lee Burdge
    3. Scott Richard Kaufman
    3 lawyer answers

    This is a common fact situation. I have been involved as an attorney in dozens of lawsuits involving car dealers, having represented car dealers for several years before leaving an insurance defense firm to form a consumer protection practice and then having represented dozens of consumers against car dealers for over ten years. It is hard to know your exact rights without reviewing all of the contract documents and a timeline as to what was said or not said. I have written a guide as to car...

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  9. Bought a used car at dealership but changed my mind.

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Steven Michael Fahlgren
    2. Mark Theodore Tischhauser
    3. Jeffrey B. Lampert
    3 lawyer answers

    Many consumers ask if there is an automatic right to cancel a contract to purchase a car within three days. The general answer is there is no three day right to cancel the transaction but, as always, there are exceptions. I'll give you some general guidelines. Consumers can rescind a contract if it was induced by fraud and the parties can be returned to the status quo. Consumers can revoke acceptance of a car if he or she received non-conforming goods, e.g., the consumer buys a 6 cylinder...

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  10. Do dealerships in florida have to disclose accidents on used cars?

    Answered 4 months ago.

    1. Steven Michael Fahlgren
    2. Elizabeth Ahern Wells
    3. Harold F Cook Jr.
    4. Alan James Brinkmeier
    4 lawyer answers

    You may have a fraud claim or a warranty claim or both. According to the information you have provided, you have a problem with a car dealer; specifically, you may have purchased a used lemon vehicle without proper disclosure. Fortunately, I have a lot of experience defending and suing car dealers. Prior to forming my own practice in 2002, I represented several car dealers. Since forming my own practice, I represent consumers and no longer represent any car dealers. I have sued several car...

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