Dmitry N Feofanov’s Answers

Dmitry N Feofanov

Lyndon Fraud Lawyer.

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  1. Can you please tell me what I should with situation pertaining to my car.

    Answered 3 months ago.

    1. Dmitry N Feofanov
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Jeffrey Morris Jacobson
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    Under the Illinois Automotive Repair Act, for whatever repair work they do, they have to give you an estimate in writing, and you have to agree to it by sighing the estimate. There may be an iffy area of oral estimate/authorizations, but its an iffy area. It is not clear from your facts, and also it is not clear what the $485 charge is for, but, if they gave you no estimate and are trying to stick you with a big repair bill without giving you an estimate, it is an Automotive Repair Act...

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  2. Can a car dealership in chicago, Illinois sell a car that doesn't pass emissions.

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Dmitry N Feofanov
    2. Scott Richard Kaufman
    3. Ronald Lee Burdge
    3 lawyer answers

    Good one. I assume you bought the car "as is." So technically the answer to your question is "no." But this factual scenario certainly presents an interesting issue, and I, for one, would be willing to bust the "as is" defense on public policy grounds. If you are sore enough to sue, contact me.

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  3. Can I add a clause to a used car bill of sale giving me 72 hours to have the car inspected by a mechanic.

    Answered 2 months ago.

    1. Dmitry N Feofanov
    2. Scott Richard Kaufman
    3. W. Patrick Westerfield
    4. Paritosh Bhupesh Sheth
    4 lawyer answers

    Excellent question, excellent idea. After you are done with your car purchases, you should go to law school. If you do, you will learn that there is freedom of contract in this country (supposedly), and everything is up for grabs and negotiable. May I suggest another big one? In addition to negotiating a right to return (or just inspect the car before, as Scott suggests), CROSS OUT "AS IS" IN ALL CONTRACTUAL DOCUMENTS, and insist that the dealer give you a warranty. Under the law, you get...

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  4. Can I sue and what funds can I recoup from a used car sold by dealer that ended up being junk?

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Dmitry N Feofanov
    2. Scott Richard Kaufman
    3. Robert Jeffrey Long
    3 lawyer answers

    97 instead of 96 is fraud. Bad condition of the car may or may not be fraud, depending on what the dealership told you about the car's condition. You probably bought the car "as is", so perhaps no warranty claims, but that's for your lawyer to decide. Short answer--yes, you can (and should) sue, and you need to get a lawyer, pronto. You basically have two options here--you either sue and try to recover your costs and get out of the contract, or you do nothing and then the dealer laughs...

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  5. Does Battery covered under warranty for used car.

    Answered over 1 year ago.

    1. Dmitry N Feofanov
    2. Salim John Sheikh
    3. Scott Richard Kaufman
    4. Ronald Lee Burdge
    4 lawyer answers

    Hmm. I do not see filing a law suit over $135. First, lemon laws do not apply to used cars. Second, I suspect (this is common) that the car came "as is." Thus, your options are limited. Legally, you have no claims that I can see. This does not mean, however, that you should not call the dealer and ask to be reimbursed. If they care about customer relations, they might accommodate you. The chances are, though, that they do not care about customer relations, and you will be without remedy....

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  6. Can car dealership sell a salvaged title car in Illinois?

    Answered 12 months ago.

    1. Dmitry N Feofanov
    2. Judy A. Goldstein
    3. Christina Gill Roseman
    4. Scott Richard Kaufman
    5. Ronald Lee Burdge
    5 lawyer answers

    It's against the law. Get a lawyer and sue.

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  7. Car fraud returning car not accepting new deal help

    Answered 29 days ago.

    1. Dmitry N Feofanov
    2. Scott Michael Cohen
    3. Peter Scott Lubin
    3 lawyer answers

    What you have is a "yo-yo" in progress. You need to decide whether you want another car, or not. They can't MAKE you sign another set of papers and buy another car--but they CAN stand on the first set of papers and accept payments for the first car. If you want out of the deal (and it sounds like a preferred course of action), do not listen to their lies and categorically REFUSE to sign the second set of papers and drop the first car on their lot. If they do not return your down payment/...

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  8. I bought a vehicle 2 months ago that seems to have a trans problem. should the dealer have disclosed that to me?

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Dmitry N Feofanov
    2. Anthony Bettencourt Cameron
    2 lawyer answers

    Insufficient data. The answer to your question will be determined not by the repair history but by the contractual terms in your purchase papers. For example, did you buy the car "as is" or not? If "as is," then generally you are responsible for all repairs from the first minute of your ownership. Note that I said "generally," because there are numerous exceptions that get into a very esoteric area of law. For example, all known hidden material defects SHOULD be disclosed, regardless of "...

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  9. I Am 4 Days Behind On A Car Note And They Keep Calling Me And Telling Me To Bring The Money Or Turn In The Car.

    Answered about 1 month ago.

    1. Dmitry N Feofanov
    2. Thomas O. Moens
    3. R. Daren Barney
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    I am not aware of any IL law that requires a bank to send a letter before repossessing the car. If anyone knows differently, I sure would like to get a citation. Having said this, in my uninformed opinion that what they are doing is not illegal, and that, unless you pay, they may repo your car. Of course, they will have to find it first.

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  10. Can I break my contract?

    Answered almost 2 years ago.

    1. Dmitry N Feofanov
    2. Ronald Lee Burdge
    3. Stephen Samuel Messutta
    4. Scott Richard Kaufman
    4 lawyer answers

    Well, it's a tough one. Your best bet is to approach the selling dealer informally and tell him/her what you want to be done. I am sure there is at least one instance where the dealer would do the right thing and take the goods back. In 99 cases out of 100, though, after they stop laughing, you will be left with very few choices but litigation. I suspect you bought the boat "as is," so implied warranty claims are not available to you. (Next time you buy a boat or a car, insist on a...

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