Georgia Laws

One of the easiest ways for used car dealers to make profit is to purchase cheap used vehicles that have not and can not pass emissions and sell them to people as normal “clean” cars without a valid passing emissions certificate. Recently, one of our clients bought a 2000 Nissan Maxima from Sheba Independent Auto […]

Don’t let them fool you.  This is basically just a way for the dealer to get a bad car off his hands and try to make a quick buck hoping nobody will notice. I have recently filed four lawsuits against the same car dealer, Loving Care Cars of Atlanta, Georgia for selling cars without a […]

A recent posting by the Georgia Governor’s Office of Consumer Protection helps provide the answer.  Georgia law requires that certain documents be provided to you in completed form before you sign them.  These include the Bill of Sale, The Retail Installment Sales Contract and the Odometer Statement.  If you live in the metropolitan Atlanta area […]

Georgia Law requires that all sellers of gasoline-powered cars and light-duty trucks (8,500 pounds gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) or less), regardless if they are a private party, dealership or auctioneer, must sell a vehicle with a current, valid passing Georgia Vehicle Emission Inspection Report (VIR) if the buyer is going to register the vehicle […]

We have previously reported about Autofraud involving emissions testing.  In a recent case involving the sale of a used car that did not pass emissions to a consumer that lived in a “clean air” county, the court upheld the consumer assertion that this was an unfair business practice.  In the case of Urbani v. Guaranteed […]

We recently won an important victory before the Georgia Court of Appeals in a revocation of acceptance case under the UCC (Uniform Commercial Code). The Court of Appeals unanimously agreed with our arguments and stated: In this case, Mauk seeks damages for Pioneer’s failure to accept her attempted revocation under OCGA § 11-2-608 of her automobile purchase. Because […]

This particular amendment relates to “covenants not to compete” often put in to employment contracts.  The amendment is pushed by big business interests.   It is contary to the best interests of employees – particularly skilled employees such as engineers, computer specialists, medical employees, and salespeople. The existing Georgia law is not “broke”; there is nothing […]

The typical caller is a person that just purchased a used car from a used car dealer. After having left the dealership and the high pressure sales tactics behind, the consumer realizes he or she paid too much for the car or that they cannot afford the payments, or that there is something wrong with […]

Imagine a consumer that goes to purchase a new mobile home from a local mobile home dealer.  The consumer agrees to pay a specified amount for a home with specific options.  The consumer is then invited into the office to sign documents. Included in the half inch thick stack of documents is an arbitration clause. […]