Tag Archives: repossession

Call Me If..Your Vehicle Has Been Wrongfully Repossessed


Note I said “wrongfully” repossessed.  If you are delinquent on payments or allow your insurance to lapse or otherwise violate your finance agreement or other contractual obligation I may be unable to assist you.  The repossession would likely not be wrongful but you may be able to work out a deal to recover your vehicle. …

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Riding on Borrowed Time


While I am not sure many of you reading this are in the main audience for this blog post, I will post it anyway without making any assumptions.  If anything perhaps you can share this post with people you know who may benefit from the read and information.  Here goes..

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Tip of the Day: Your Vehicle is Not a Safe


I would suggest you leave no vehicle documents in your vehicle except for maybe your vehicle registration and proof of safety/emissions inspections. Vehicles are insured for a reason.  They can be stolen or damaged and are quite movable.  For these reasons it always baffles me when I see people use their vehicles as a de facto filing cabinet.  …

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Vehicle Law 101: Class is In Session


Recently I presented a Webinar on vehicle issues: Law to the People–April 30–CLE Powerpoint–PDF version.  The presentation was designed for legal professionals seeking an introductory course on the topic but the information is just as valuable to non-lawyers.  In fact, I submit that everyone could benefit from taking a few moments to review this presentation.  We are all …

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Tips for Purchasing a Used Vehicle from An Individual


It’s tax season…..it’s springtime (on the calendar though not yet in the air).  These things usually lead to people spending money on vehicles.  To save a few bucks folks often eye and buy a used vehicle from another person versus a dealership.  Before you take the plunge here are a few things to know to hopefully avoid being …

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Debt Collection A to Z: R is for Repossession


I know this one is listed under “Car Law A to Z” but it applies also to the world of debt collection.  Read this “Repo Review” and be sure to share with your family, friends, and contacts.

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A Glimmer of Hope? Consumer Lives to Fight Dealer Another Day


A recent case from the North Carolina Court of Appeals provides a glimmer..or two…of hope for a consumer in spite of the fact that the case poses some problems.  In Hester v. Hubert Vester Ford, Inc. the Court, in a unanimous 3-0 decision, held the consumer could proceed forward on claims of fraud and unfair and deceptive trade …

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Free Consumer Protection Guide (for Lawyers too)


“Consumer Courage” is a free 120-page PDF guide of laws and rights for consumers.  Though the publication was written (and quite well-written, might I add) by legal professionals in Ohio and often references Ohio laws, one can use the publication as a guide to locate and review laws in one’s home state.  A similar guide …

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Debt Collection A to Z: B is for Breach


Most people are generally familiar with the term “breach.”  It is commonly used to refer to someone’s failure to adhere to the terms of a contract, agreement, or other obligation.  Since breach generally relates to a contract the damages are different from what one can recover in a tort case.  A tort case is a case …

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Debt Collection A to Z: A is for Asset Recovery


The “Car Law A to Z” seemed to be so popular that I thought I would do the same for debt collection.  Practically everyone incurs some type of debt be it a credit card, vehicle loan, mortgage, personal loan, or something else.  When you borrow money and obligate yourself to pay it back you do …

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