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Odometer Tampering, Lemon Laundering, and Concealment of Salvage or Other Adverse History
Millions of consumers are defrauded each year by dealers not disclosing a vehicle’s wreck or salvage history, true odometer reading, prior use, lemon-law buyback history, or repaired damage to brand new cars. Other frauds involve vehicle titles and “yo-yo” sales.
How to obtain punitive damages, rescission, treble damages, $3000 statutory damages, and attorney fees:
- Federal and state requirements for titles, odometer readings, and “yo-yo” or spot delivery sales
- How to detect and remedy salvage or prior wreck fraud
- Lemon laundering (resale of a buyback vehicle)
- 50-state analysis of automobile fraud laws
- Supreme Court punitive damage rulings.
Winning Investigation and Litigation Techniques
Follow the title: How to obtain and utilize a vehicle’s title history
Follow the metal: How to inspect the vehicle
Follow the money: Finding hidden dealer assets, liability of floor planners, and more.
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