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Used Car Dealers Who Sell Recalled Vehicles

By Consumer Law PA |

Dealerships that sell new vehicles are prohibited from selling cars that are subject to an open recall. While no similar federal law exists that protects used car buyers in this way, Pennsylvania recently enacted a law that does require used car dealerships to formally disclose when a vehicle has been recalled. Unfortunately, dealerships find… Read More »

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How Much Time Does My Pennsylvania Insurer Have to Review My Claim?

By Consumer Law PA |

In Pennsylvania, insurers are required to comply with strict regulations and standards. These rules apply to a number of insurance-related matters, including how long an insurer has to investigate, review, and issue decisions on open claims. While most insurers are careful to abide by these rules, it is also not uncommon for insurers to… Read More »

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Pennsylvania’s Fair Debt Collection Laws

By Consumer Law PA |

In Pennsylvania, creditors and debt collectors are forbidden to engage in deceptive and unfair debt collection practices by the Fair Credit Extension Uniformity Act. While many creditors and debt collectors are careful to abide by these rules and respect consumers’ rights to be free of harassment, an alarming number fail to do so. Unfortunately,… Read More »

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What is Predatory Lending?

By Consumer Law PA |

Buying or refinancing a home is one of the most important financial decisions that a person can make. Unfortunately, many unscrupulous lenders take advantage of individuals who find themselves in this situation and who are unfamiliar with the complex process of buying or refinancing a home. Many of the practices used by these predatory… Read More »

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Home Contractor Fraud

By Consumer Law PA |

Contractor fraud occurs when an individual contractor or firm commits illegal acts. This includes everything from making substandard repairs and purposely misquoting project costs to failing to obtain the proper permits and making shoddy repairs. This type of conduct can have serious consequences for homeowners who may find themselves paying more than they should… Read More »

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Pennsylvania’s Used Car Fraud Law

By Consumer Law PA |

Customers who find themselves defrauded by used car dealers are often surprised to learn that Pennsylvania’s lemon law doesn’t actually cover defective vehicles if those vehicles qualify as used. Fortunately, there are other laws in Pennsylvania that protect consumers who purchase used vehicles in the state. To learn more about these laws and how… Read More »

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What to Keep in Mind When Purchasing a Used Car

By Consumer Law PA |

Whether you’re looking to buy a used car for personal use, or are shopping on behalf of a loved one, it’s important to remember that purchasing a used vehicle is a much different process than buying a new car. To this end, we’ve included a few tips to help reduce your chances of being… Read More »

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Finding Hidden Damage on Used Cars

By Consumer Law PA |

Pennsylvania dealerships are required to disclose certain types of damage to prospective buyers. Unfortunately, many fail to do so and some even go so far as to take steps to hide the damage. This type of conduct is unlawful, so if you recently purchased a used car and later discovered that it suffered from… Read More »

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Attorney General Files Lawsuit Against Philadelphia Car Dealer for Auto Fraud

By Consumer Law PA |

Early last month, the Pennsylvania Attorney General filed a lawsuit in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas against a used car dealership and three of its business partners for selling defective vehicles, many of which, were not actually owned by the dealer. If you were the victim of this type of unlawful conduct, you… Read More »

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Pennsylvania’s Vehicle Inspection Laws

By Consumer Law PA |

State lawmakers, in an effort to help prevent used car buyers from being taken advantage of by dealerships, require used car dealers to abide by certain rules and regulations. Used car dealers, for instance, must have their vehicles inspected prior to sale. If a vehicle is unable to pass the state inspection, the dealer… Read More »

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