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  • Hi, Some one owes me 10,000 and does not seem like he is going to pay me back the money. What is the best thing for me to do?

    He lives in the bay area. I don't know if I should go to people's court or hire someone to get my money back.

    Scott’s Answer

    many more details needed. why does this person owe you 10,000? how long has this person owed you the money?

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  • Can this guy really sue me?

    I sold a car on Craigslist, as far as I knew there were no issues.I had the car for three months and sold it just because I don't like driving stick. It was 13 days out of the smog limit for selling cars and the guy and i made a verbal agreement t...

    Scott’s Answer

    You are asking two different questions, first you're asking whether he can sue and the answer is yes he can. then you're asked me if you can win in court and the answer is yes you can. the smog certificate should be good for 90 days not 30.

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  • I've been set up with check fraud, what do I do?

    I never learned how checks work and I didn't know AT ALL what I was getting myself into when this happened. A "friend", 17, told me he needed to cash his paycheck from his fathers company. He asked me for a ride to the bank and that he would pay...

    Scott’s Answer

    This seems more like a crimlaw question to me. Changing category.

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  • Is it coupon fraud if the retailer does not state it is?

    If an item was purchased with a legitimate $15 coupon, then returned for full reimbursement for store credit, not cash, about 10 times at different locations, does the retailer have legal ground if their policy does not state that this if fraud? T...

    Scott’s Answer

    What you are asking is unclear to me. It almost sounds as if you are saying you have a scheme to buy things with a manufacturer's coupon having no intent to keep the items and then turn around and return those very same items at different store locations, hoping for a cash or a credit to gain a profit from the stores' goodwill in participating in the manufacturer's program, when those stores will get stiffed on the coupon from the manufacturer and you will profit from the scheme. Since, that sounds an awful lot like a "get rich quick" type of pre-meditated fraud, I must have misunderstood your intent or your question, right?

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  • Can I be sued by a "buy here, pay here" auto dealer?

    I purchased a vehicle in Nevada 5mo ago for $5,000 (Putting $2,500 down). When I called to get the "pay off amount" I was told I would have to pay $4,400 to pay off a vehicle that is only worth $2,500 according to Kelley Blue Book. So I returned t...

    Scott’s Answer

    Yes, this is entirely possible. Why did they say the pay off was $4,400.00 and how can you prove this? Did you get it in writing? This seems quite high. There are calculators available on the net to figure out ANY rate of interest. Compare your down payment and payments made and interest rate on one of these calculators to see what your real payoff should have been. Dealer may owe you money, maybe?

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  • Can a company legally share my SSN?

    I was recently employed at a Century Theatres and my managers, on my first day of training tricked me into signing for a debit card called Rapid! without explaining anything about it to me. After reviewing their policies I've become aware that not...

    Scott’s Answer

    I am always concerned when someone starts their fact pattern with "someone tricked me" as that is rarely a good thing. There are plenty of potential issues here like invasion of privacy, unfair debt collection and employment concerns and more. You have plenty of options on who to speak with. Do so asap. Best of luck to you.

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  • Can i sue if it takes 3 months to repair my BRAND NEW car?

    Its been less then six months since i bought this car. I took it to the dealer and they said its to new to repair. DRIVE IT LIKE A CAR. and DONT BABY IT. This was 3 months prior and now they checked it and said they could now order the part bu...

    Scott’s Answer

    To be honest, your post is not really clear. Anyone will tell you that you can sue anyone for anything. That of course costs money as lawyers are not cheap. Now, on to "Lemon Law." Lemon law IS Warranty law. So, if there is a breach of warranty (express or implied) lemon law may kick in. Under the CA lemon law, you need to give the manufacturer a "reasonable number of attempts" to repair one or more issues that affect "use, value or safety." If you have done so (according to a Judge or a Jury) you will win your case. Often, cases settle long before they go to trial. So, with this primer, you will now want to gather up all of your repair orders and get a free case evaluation (almost all lemon law firms will offer this) from a repuatable lemon law attorney to see where you stand. If you do have a winning LL claim, the other side will have to pay your attorneys! Good luck with this...

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  • Does a retailer have to refund/exchange for a product that doesn't work?

    The associates said the product was used so they can't resell it, but they're happy to sell me something that doesn't work as advertised? There is a money back guarantee on the packaging but they told me to contact the manufacturer. So I asked the...

    Scott’s Answer

    The responses to date are all good. There are a lot of possibilities and permutations that can come in to play. For instance, I tend to make folks take back automobiles that do not work. They tend to not voluntarily want to do this. More facts are needed from you to properly opine on your situation.

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  • Macys severly damaged my wood floors in my home when they improperly set up the couch I purchased from them.

    I purchased a couch from Macys and when it was delivered, the delivery drivers who also set up the furniture, failed to put the feet on the couch. This caused severe damage to my wood floors. It was not noticed (since the damage was under the ...

    Scott’s Answer

    So, you want to sue them, right? Is that what your question is? Can you sue or are they liable? Yes, to both.

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  • Looking for a firm that will pursue auto fraud by large dealerships

    Need help from an aggressive lawyer includes registration Fraud and multiple sale of a citizens application. After several denials !

    Scott’s Answer

    There are plenty of folks who handle auto fraud matters. Virtually all are aggressive. Please explain "sale of citizen applications?"
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