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  • I bought a car for $9700. Guy put in writing the smog was current. Car broke down the next day and cannot get it smog checked

    I paid $9700 for a car. Two days later it was in the shop and I spent $3100 to repair belts, etc. Also, when I went to the DMV, they informed me that smog had to be done within 90 days of the sale of the car with a title transfer. The car would...

    Scott’s Answer

    Check online at the BAR website for smog history.

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  • Wedding photos not provided at time stated

    Aug 12, 2006 was wedding date 3 weeks later we were contacted saying everything was ready they were coming to go over everything so we could pick out what we wanted. They never showed up, never answered phone calls or emails it was not until 5 yea...

    Scott’s Answer

    Sorry for your troubles.
    This is a very interesting question.
    The breach arguably happend a LONG time ago and your normal statute of limitations, would have run long ago, as it's 2 years on oral contract and 4 on a written contract. I do not think the new facts make it "actionable anew" though some may argue otherwise, but, I do think the new facts may give rise to other claims, like unfair debt collection OR perhaps some claim for emotional distress? I look forward to reading others' takes on this one here.

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  • What can i do when a friend in which i gave my pink slip and car to sell refuses to compensate me for the sale?

    i pre-signed on the pink slip even before the sale happened.

    Scott’s Answer

    1- Lose the friend;
    2- Demand the money in writing and give "friend" 5 days to comply;
    3- Sue friend.

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  • Can I sue my boat mechanic? Or can I do anything else?

    Hired a mechanic to work on my boat he took it apart kept the stern drive and now won't return my calls its been over 6 months. I'd made many efforts to get the stern drive and have another mechanic finish it but I get nothing from this guy. I gav...

    Scott’s Answer

    Yes, you can sue him but he sounds like a "fly by night" kind of guy, ie, he may be tough to collect from. Does he have a single location with a shingle? What it the value of this boat OR the stern drive? Depending on the responses to these questions, the value of your case may change and who is willing to take the case on what terms may also change.

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  • Bought a used car and was lied to about anything being wrong with it.

    Hi, I bought a 2006 VW Passat yesterday off a private seller on craigslist. Said nothing was wrong with the car and everything works just fine. Went and saw it, looked very nice and clean, test drove it around the block and noticed it jer...

    Scott’s Answer

    either the advertisement for theeither the adve or hate me but there's nothing wrong with the or those are could be to a nice breach of contract.. With regard to the explanation about what the hesitation was, that could lead to a nice fraud claim. So yes you can sue.

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  • I bought a car from Carmax and my tire popped five months later would I have a case?

    I bought a used car from Carmax. When I bought the car the sales associate told me the tires are new. I bought the car in January and a week ago my tire blew on the freeway causing me to spin out. I did not crash but I almost did. When the tow tru...

    Scott’s Answer

    I recommend that you search the net for the stories on CarMax. They tend to sell cars that aren't safe even though they advertise otherwise.then I recommend you yelp at them.

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  • Trade mark infringement

    I own the TM for the company Lemon Protection and have been in business over 30 years. I just found a company in NJ is using the name Lemon Protector. They changed the last letter from N to R. I own the United States TM and it is up to date and u...

    Scott’s Answer

    As a Lemon Lawyer, your post caught my eye. I can tell you if I had a nationwide co., with nationwide sales, for over 30 years, I would have an "in house" or an "on call" attorney or at least a trusted friend who is an attorney, to ask this of. IF NOT, I would reach out to the best TM attorney in the area right away for a consultation. I would NOT be looking on Avvo for this type of advice, even though you are likely to get some decent answers from fine and well intentioned attorneys.

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  • Is there any way I can get my money back or a new car?

    Bought a used mini cooper from Community Chevrolet in Burbank, CA on September of 2014. Three months into having the car, oil light turned on. Took it to the dealer, and they did an oil change. Two weeks later, same light came on. An employee sai...

    Scott’s Answer

    A 2014 mini cooper is likely to come with the balance of the BMW factory warranty. Having a oil light come on says there is a problem, but, that light is not the problem. You need it diagnosed correctly and this should be done under the BMW/Mini Cooper warranty, so, even though the Chevy place sold it (and you have to wonder why such a new car was already up for trade in) it's the BMW / Mini Cooper responsibility. Find out exactly what is wrong and then show your repair orders to a lemon law atty.

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  • What can I do

    My car is a recall car I've been trying to get it fixed it's been over 4 months and nothing has happened when I tried to exchange it for another one they want a new down payment no one ever explained to me the defects of this car it's a fairly new...

    Scott’s Answer

    The lemon law requires you give a reasonable opportunity to repair.
    I advise my clients to do this like they vote in Chicago, early and often. The more repair attempts, the better the case is. Good luck with it.

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