I originally gave the mechanic my car for minor repairs (broken fan belt). Now nearly 2 years later, the mechanic will not return my car, I have tried paying him $700.00, I've taken him to small claims because he damaged my paint, the Judge ordered a Judgement of $5k. So now the mechanic want pay the judgement or release my car. I have the title as well. I"'ve taken the local authorities with me with no luck, they started that the car is in litigation. Something is not right, what is my next step?
It is clearly time to get a lawyer involved. This is not a self help remedy at this point.
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Two years for a fan belt? I agree with you… Something is not right. We can't tell what it is because we don't know what you agreed to in writing or verbally. I can't imagine this would've happened if you had spoken to a Texas attorney years ago. Perhaps now would be a good time…
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with a court order for return of the car in place, and not complied with?? Lawyer up or next step is contempt.
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