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  • Responding to NYC Medicaid Fraud Investigations

    If you receive a letter from the NYC Bureau of Fraud Investigation, it means that you are the target of a Medicaid fraud investigation. How you respond to the letter can mean the difference between an inconvenience and a criminal record.

  • Filing a False Police Report

    Filing a false police report is a crime under federal and state laws. However, the elements necessary to prove this crime and the severity of it vary by jurisdiction.

  • What Can Volkswagen Owners Can Do About the Emissions Scandal?

    As the Volkswagen Emissions Scandal continues, owners of the diesel engine vehicle can take action by filing a class action lawsuit.

  • Yo-Yo Financing in Minnesota

    Yo-yo financing is sometimes a result of spot delivery purchases in which a buyer uses in-house financing and drives off the lot with a new vehicle before the actual deal is finalized. This potential scam occurs in Minnesota and throughout the country and leaves subprime borrowers in a vulnerable position.

  • Buying a Car? Be Aware of Spot Delivery Scam

    This type of car buying scam gets its name from purchasers who are sold vehicles “on the spot.” The dealership says that the buyer has been approved for the vehicle, but he or she is later told that the financing fell through. There may be some consumer protections to help affected buyers, and there are certainly ways to avoid this common scam.

  • Hidden Provisions at the Dealership - Is This a Case of Consumer Fraud?

    Some auto dealerships have developed a bad reputation for committing fraudulent acts or attempting to trick their customers into making purchases that include hidden provisions. Auto dealerships must comply with a number of state and federal laws pertaining to entering into sales contracts with buyers.

  • “As-Is” Vehicles

    When a person buys a used vehicle marked “as-is,” he or she must take great care in determining what this legal definition connotes. Additionally, he or she should be aware of any legal basis that may be available if such a vehicle stops working shortly after the purchase.

  • Car Dealer Fraud, What Can I Do?

    You spend days, maybe even weeks, sifting through ads and reviews, trying to find the perfect automobile for you. When you do, you seal the deal, sign the paperwork, and drive it off the lot only to discover that you have been had. What can you do?

  • Why did the Price of My Vehicle Go Up?

    Sometimes a car buyer, especially a first-time buyer is surprised to see how much more the final price of a vehicle is after paying interest for years. Sometimes the amount of interest is nearly equal to the principal amount.

  • Do I Have the Right to an Accessory Based on a Car Window Sticker?

    In some instances, buyers of vehicles may rely on extraneous sources when thinking about what is included in the purchase of a used vehicle. For example, they may look at a sticker produced by a third-party that describes the standard equipment that is installed with the vehicle when it is new. However, the equipment and accessories that are currently installed on the vehicle may be different, potentially causing confusion.

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