The Alabama Supreme Court Hates Working People and Loves Big Corporations. Here’s Yet Another Example. On June 26, 2015, the Alabama Supreme Court issued a decision in the case of American Bankers Insurance Company of Florida v. Gladys Tellis. Now, for those of us who have been living for a while […]
January 18, 1995: JUSTICE THOMAS, with whom JUSTICE SCALIA joins, dissenting. I disagree with the majority at the threshold of this case, and so I do not reach the question that it decides. In my view, the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) does not apply in state courts. I respectfully dissent. […]
Ferry & Nicholas Sends Advertisement Letters to Debtors in Alabama. I believe they may be sending false advertisements. If you have been sued by a debt collector or credit card company in Alabama, you’ve probably received a letter from a company called Ferry & Nicholas. They claim to be “professional […]
At 8:59 A.M., my office phone rings. A frantic woman answers: “My car just got repossessed.” As she proceeds to tell me her story, it becomes clear that this isn’t a garden variety repossession. Most repossessions, I confess, are totally legal. A car was bought on an installment contract; payments […]
Certified Pre-Owned Vehicle Programs Sometimes Cover Past Wrecks. Beware of Trusting the “Certified” Label.
When you’re looking to purchase a car, all you want is a reliable, comfortable car that you can afford. If you either cannot or will not spend the money to buy a brand new vehicle, then a used car is your only choice. Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles can be a decent option, if you’re dealing with a manufacturer who stands behind their certification and do your diligence ahead of time.
But many times, the certified label is nothing more than a fancy sticker used to raise the price of the car. Some manufacturers have even been known to repaint wrecked cars and then push them through their “certified” process. Or more commonly, allow dishonest dealer sales personnel to conduct the “certification” and simply rubber stamp the dealer’s certification.
If you paid certified-car money for a vehicle that was previously wrecked or used as a daily rent-a-car, you should talk to your lawyer about your options for getting your money back.
If you live in Alabama and would like a free consultation regarding your rights with certified pre-owned vehicles, call us at 251.272.9148 today.
Fraud. noun | \frȯd\ An intentional perversion of truth for the purpose of inducing another in reliance upon it to part with some valuable thing belonging to him or to surrender a legal right. A false representation of a matter of fact, whether by words or by conduct, by false […]
“False Advertising” happens all the time. What Can You Do About It? Scenario 1: You open the mailbox. Tucked in with all the junk mail you see a great offer: a discount on something you’ve been wanting for months, available only for a limited time. You go to the store to buy […]
“My Trade-In Vehicle wasn’t paid off by the Dealer. Now it’s still on my credit report as past due. What can I do?” Believe it or not, this question comes up fairly often. You go car shopping, and you find a car you like, negotiate a value for your trade-in […]
If you have had a vehicle repossessed recently and the repo man or towing company refuses to let you access your vehicle, they have to give you your property back. This means they must either mail it to you or give you a chance to come and get it. But […]