1. State Files Lawsuit Against Used Car Dealer 

 

The New Jersey Attorney General filed a lawsuit against two “Buy Here-Pay Here” auto dealerships and their owner for allegedly unconscionable and deceptive lending practices.

The complaint alleges that defendants sold high-mileage, used autos at grossly inflated prices with excessive down payments; financed the sales through in-house loans with high interest rates and “draconian” terms that created a high risk of default; and then repossessed and resold the vehicles over and over again to different consumers in a practice they refer to as “churning.” The defendants also allegedly engaged in deceptive advertising, failed to disclose the damage and/or required substantial repair and bodywork required for used motor vehicles, and failed to provide consumers with complete copies of signed sales documents, including financing agreements. The complaint alleges that these practices violated the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act, the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Advertising Regulations, the Automotive Sales Regulations, and the state Used Car Lemon law and regulations. New Jersey Attorney General files suit against used car dealer

 

2. Sources

Automobile dealer fraud overview

Typical mistakes in lemon law trials 

Have you been deceived in a used car transaction.

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Do Not Call List Recent Cases and Developments

 

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Are You getting deluged with robocalls, solicitations, and schemes.  You can stop them.

 

1. Do Not Call List Claims

The federal do not call list allows a consumer to list his number and get $500-1,500 if calls are unlawfully made.  Our office has settled a number of claims.

 

 

2. Recent Developments

Here are some new posts about the law and developments.

FTC Blog Links and Posts 

Vacation and Do Not Call List

Have you been called about timeshares, resorts, or other vacation programs.  If you registered for the Do Not Call List, these calls are unlawful.

1. A program to Stop the Calls

Imagine if you parked in a high traffic area in midtown New York City, (where parking rates can be as high as $60-75 per day) and someone left a note saying saying parking was not permitted but no ticket.  Alternatively, imagine if your car was towed and you faced a 90.00 ticket and towing charges.  You might be angry with your towed car, but would probably not park there again.  Likewise with the telemarketers.

Telling them nicely not to call or saying you’re on the Do Not Call List usually does little.  You need to have them face a penalty and that is what we help you do.  After 1 or at most 2 claims, they will probably decide to call another number.

2. What Information is Needed

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First, we need to know who is calling.  You may want to listen to their pitch and gently find out the name of the company.  Better yet, get a website.  Please write down the date and time of the call and the number calling if possible.  With that, if there is a U.S. company involved, we can contact them and present a claim.  There is no cost to the client, and we have settled a number of Do Not Call cases.

3. Do Not List Sources

Do Not Call Questions and Answers

Federal Do Not Call List Site

Do Not Call List Site

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GM 8 Speed Transmission Claims

Owners of the Chevrolet Colorado and other models have been  complaining about hesitation and shifting issues on GM 8 speed vehicles.  The vehicles are equipped with GM 8L45 or 8L90 automatic transmissions that hesitate when drivers accelerate or decelerate. Drivers complain the transmissions can shift so hard it feels its almost like being hit by another vehicle.

According to the lawsuit, each fix offered by the automaker has allegedly failed to repair the shaking, shuddering and jerking, and the plaintiffs claim both the torque converters and transmissions cause problems with the hydraulic systems and gears.

1. Claims

The class action has been filed that alleges fixes offered General Motors  haven’t solved problems with hard shifting, shaking, jerking, hesitating and shuddering. The class-action lawsuit includes the following vehicles,

  • 2015-2019 Chevrolet Silverado
  • 2017-2019 Chevrolet Colorado
  • 2015-2019 Chevrolet Corvette
  • 2016-2019 Chevrolet Camaro
  • 2015-2019 Cadillac Escalade
  • 2015-2019 Cadillac Escalade ESV
  • 2016-2019 Cadillac ATS
  • 2016-2019 Cadillac ATS-V
  • 2016-2019 Cadillac CTS
  • 2016-2019 Cadillac CT6
  • 2016-2019 Cadillac CTS-V
  • 2015-2019 GMC Sierra
  • 2015-2019 GMC Yukon
  • 2015-2019 GMC Yukon XL
  • 2017-2019 GMC Canyon2. GM Fixes, Service Bulletins and Recalls

     

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    According to the lawsuit, each fix offered by the automaker has allegedly failed to repair the shaking, shuddering and jerking, and the plaintiffs claim both the torque converters and transmissions cause problems with the hydraulic systems and gears.  Despite complaints, GM has not recalled the vehicle for this problem, nor has the NHTSA ordered a recall.  Instead the company has issued a service bulletin  Chevrolet Shudder Service Bulletin 16-NA-175.

    That provides for new transmission fluid, and other changes, which seems to have limited benefit for many owners.


    3. What You Can Do 

    Our office is handling claims involving the GM 8 speed transmission.  We offer a free consultation.  You may be entitled to a new vehicle, refund, or compensation to enable you to get into another car.  Claims are handled on contingency with no payment required.


    Sources 

GMC transmission review

Chevrolet Colorado Service Bulletin

 

 

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NCDS Arbitration

1. Questions About NCDS

Your car continues to have problem and you threaten to file a lemon law claim in court.  Rather than being upset, the manufacturer representative graciously suggests that you use NCDS (National Center for Dispute Resolution) to handle the problem.  There are a numbe rof problems with this.

Generally the manufacturer selects the arbitrators and manufacturer refuse to use impartial arbitration mechanism such as the American Arbitration Association.   Frequently NCDS will require the consumer to demonstrate a problem on demand.

2. What Happens if you lose

Our office will handle claims even if the consumer lost.  Simply put, we are not confident the proceed was fair and balanced and instead we have found some vehicles with serious problems were not deemed lemons.

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