Consumer Protection Law
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Yes, absolutely, you have rights to sue for actual damages and punitive damages. Even though it's a used car and there may be no warranty, you still have recourse. A seller is obligated to disclose anything the seller knows or should have known that a reasonable buyer would consider material in making the decision whether or not to buy the car. Here, not only did your seller fail to disclose, the seller deliberately misrepresented the car. This gives you the right to sue your seller not only for breach of contract, but also as fraud and deceptive trade practice causes of action, which will entitle you not only to your damages, but also an additional amount equal to multiple times your actual damages as punitive damages.
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