12 ways to Defeat an “As-Is” Clause

Many used cars are sold "As-Is."  We explain more about what "As-Is" means here:  http://consumerlaw365.com/lemon-law/auto-fraud/as-is-used-car/  For the most part, it is a dealership's number one way to try to avoid liability for a bad car sale.  When consumers call...

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Writ of Execution – What does it mean?

We've had lots of calls over the last few weeks asking about a Writ of Execution.  Can I hire you?  Why didn't they give me notice?  What can be done?   These are some of the frequent questions that we get regarding Writs of Execution. What is a Writ of Execution?  A...

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New Federal Law for Used Cars

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has laws regarding the sale of used cars.  Most people are familiar with these laws, but don't realize they are federal regulations.  The FTC provides federal regulations for a dealership's ability to sell a vehicle "As-Is."  If you...

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Prior Accidents and Written Contracts

In our Used Car Auto Fraud Practice, we receive a ton of calls from potential clients suffering from the following problem: "I bought a used car last year.  I went to trade it in this year to get another car, but the new dealership says the car is worth significantly...

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Why Do Some Attorneys Offer Free Consultations?

At our office, for most consumer claims we offer a free initial consultation (we do charge for federal student loan consultations).  We do this as a courtesy to our potential clients.  As a consumer law firm, we are most often dealing with a consumer who is being...

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Our Rules for Vehicle Inspections

There are multiple reasons we may decide to sue a Car Dealership.  One of those reasons is because the Dealership sold you a car that was in a bad condition at the time of sale.  Pennsylvania Law requires the dealership to disclose certain conditions, like a bad...

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Can I Sue My Insurance Company?

The short answer is Yes!  This is call a "Bad Faith" claim.  When you purchase an insurance policy, whether for Home, Auto, Life, etc., the insurance company agrees to cover certain issues that arise.  These issues are called "claims" in the insurance industry.  For...

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Please Hire an Attorney

Well, for the 5th time in the last 7 days I've had a new client inquiry where the individual has been representing themselves in a credit card lawsuit.  The common scenario is this...Debt buyer sues person.  Person goes on internet and googles what to do.  Google...

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Is My Car A Lemon?

Pennsylvania law provides a lot of protections for people who buy new and used cars.  We provide more specific information in our Lemon Law and Auto Fraud page, but here we wanted to provide a quick reference guide to determine whether you have a Lemon.  Is your...

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ITT Tech Problems

As you may have heard, ITT Technical Institute recently closed its doors, leaving thousands of students nationwide stuck in "no man's land".  The closing occurred because the Department of Education ruled that ITT could not accept any new students who used federal...

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Predatory Auto Loans

A few years ago the American economy was shocked when the residential mortgage market went belly up and people start losing their homes.  Movies have been made, lectures have been held, and a lot has been written on how the mortgage crisis developed over years and the...

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Credit Report Problems

Everyone has credit report problems.  It can be an incorrect entry, an account that you paid off that's mis-marked, an incorrect amount, an incorrect delinquency, or a host of other things.   Fortunately, you have protection under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)....

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The Time for an Auto Fraud Claim

For those who read our Auto Fraud Page, you know that Pennsylvania's Auto Fraud Laws protect those who purchase used cars.  Under Pennsylvania Law, a used car is anything that is more than a year old and/or has more than 12,000 miles.  Those are the two main criteria...

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7 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Used Car

So, you want to go looking for a used car to buy?  Hopefully, you found this article before heading to the dealership.  From years of representing consumers in Auto Fraud cases, we have constructed the following list of questions everyone should ask before buying a...

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How to Respond to a Credit Card Lawsuit

Responding to a Credit Card Lawsuit When a lawsuit is filed in the Court of Common Pleas you as the defendant have 20 days to get a written response filed with the court.  The initial written response to the lawsuit is crucial, so please heed the following advice....

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Certified Pre Owned and Accidents

A month or so ago, we received a call from a potential client.  About a year ago, she purchased a vehicle from a local dealership.  Prior to the purchase, she asked if the vehicle was previously in an accident, and was told, "no."  It was also a Certified Pre-Owned...

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Choosing the Right Attorney

Today's blog post is about choosing the right attorney.  I have had several strange occurrences in the last few weeks when consulting with potential new clients and it boggles my mind.  A few weeks ago, a lady called my office saying that she was sued by Portfolio...

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Auto Fraud and Arbitration Agreements

A while back, we were contacted by a client with a repossession issue.  The case seemed pretty simple, a repossession agent entered the property, grabbed a piece of machinery, almost ran over an employee, and finished the repossession.  This seemed like a case of...

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