Can I Take This Person to Small Claims Court for Failure to Disclose a Salvage Title?

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“Can I take a private party to small claims court for selling me a vehicle without disclosing that they had a salvage title and they did not give me a bill of sale at the time of purchase?�

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You can take a private party to small claims court any time that you meet the requirements. In most states these usually include that they be local in order for the court to exercise jurisdiction, that you have money damages which you can prove, and that the money damages be not over a certain dollar amount. The key is that you are asking for money to address the problem, and that you can demonstrate why you will otherwise be out that amount of money.



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Author: Anne P. Mitchell, Esq.

Anne P. Mitchell, Esq. is a noted family law expert, Internet law expert, and Professor of Law at Lincoln Law School of San Jose. She is the author of "Surviving Divorce: the Single Father's Guide" and "The Email Deliverability Handbook"