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John Hendrickson
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California Lemon Law and Dealer Fraud Attorney
California Lemon Law and Dealer Fraud Attorney

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I have posted about buy-here, pay-here dealerships in California before on numerous occasions because they tend to prey on the most vulnerable members of society. Typically, the customer of a buy-here, pay-here dealership are (in no particular order):…

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If you bounce a check to a dealership, and the check is related to the sale of a vehicle, the most they can charge you is $15.00.  Not only is this written into the Rees-Levering Automobile Sales Finance Act, but it is typically written right on the…

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When you are shopping for a car, do some research.  Most of us carry the power of the internet right in our pocket!  If you are looking at a car on a dealer’s lot, whip out your phone and google the Vehicle Identification Number.  You might find out that…

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Mortgage Modification Mediation (“MMM”) is a fairly new program to the Northern District of California.  The MMM program was introduced in the Florida Bankruptcy Courts about 4 years ago.  About a year ago, the Courts in Nevada followed suit, and now the…

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If a dealership hand writes the sales contract for the purchase of a vehicle, be extra careful.  The computer equipment and software used to make the calculations involved in a vehicle purchase, and then print it onto paper, can be expensive.  Each…

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A vehicle recall does not mean your car is a lemon.  If you have a concern about your vehicle that may be under recall, give me a call at 707-540-6199.  However, one of the first things you can do for yourself is check and see if your vehicle is under…

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I’ve been working on a case for a while now involving Lithia of Santa Rosa, Inc., where they use an unlawful form when accepting checks for down payment or deferred down payment.  When our firm demanded arbitration, pursuant to the terms of the contract…

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Following up on my Tale of RV Consignment (http://stopvehiclefraud.info/a-tale-of-rv-consignment/), the trial now looks like it’s going to happen in November.  I’ve been asked to testify as an expert on the compensation fund that can reimburse people who…

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This is a common question.  The answer is “yes,” you can handle your lemon law claim yourself.  However, the reason most people ask this question is because they think they are going to have to pay a lemon law attorney.  However, in most instances the…

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I have blogged about yo-yo financing scams before, but a recent scenario has prompted me to add a little more detail.  This typically happens to people that have less-than-perfect credit.  Here’s the scenario: You go into a dealership.  How you got there…
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