Lemon Law & Car/Boat/Motorcycle/RV Warranties

Massachusetts Used Car Lemon Law Applies to Dealers & Individual Sellers

Massachusetts Used Car Lemon Law Applies to Dealers & Individual Sellers

If you bought a used car from a private seller or a dealer in Massachusetts, and it cost at least $700 and had less than 125,000 miles on it, you are probably protected by the Massachusetts Used Car Lemon Law.   You may also be protected by the Massachusetts Consumer Protection law known as 93A. Read the full article…


RI Used Car Safety and Inspection Requirements

RI Used Car Safety and Inspection Requirements

Under Rhode Island law and the regulations adopted by the Rhode Island DMV, car dealerships in Rhode Island: Cannot display a used car for sale unless it has a valid inspection sticker on it. Cannot sell a car unless it is in a condition to pass inspection. (Having a sticker is not enough; it must Read the full article…


Can a repair shop keep your car if you do not pay? Probably not.

Can a repair shop keep your car if you do not pay? Probably not.

There are many valid reasons you might refuse to pay a repair bill for your car. The garage may have: 1.Overcharged you; 2. Done work you did not authorize; 3. Not fixed it correctly. In Rhode Island, a repair shop generally must return your car – even if you have not paid the repair bill Read the full article…




National Consumer Protection Week

National Consumer Protection Week

  Its National Consumer Protection Week!!! Ok. Maybe it’s not as exciting as March Madness, but it’s a big deal for those of us who practice consumer law. The Federal Trade Commission organizes the week to help consumers make better-informed decisions regarding how they spend, save, and invest their money. The FTC also wants to Read the full article…



Death of 2 Customers Forces Alamo, National and Enterprise To Admit They Knowingly Rent Defective Cars

. Rather than parking cars that manufacturers have recalled for repairs, Enterprise rent-a-car, which also owns Alamo and National, continues to rent them to unsuspecting consumers. Read about the deadly results of their shameful conduct here: “. . .  Enterprise admitted in a California court that its failure to fix a Chrysler PT Cruiser was Read the full article…


Worthless Extended Car Warranties

The Missouri Attorney General is cracking down on a growing fraud: extended auto warranties and service contracts.  If you are considering buying one, keep these things in mind: 1. The companies that sell them have a history of collecting premiums then going out of business leaving their customers (victims) with nothing. 2. The plans never Read the full article…