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Was there any representation that he was the title owner of the vehicle?
My follow up question was: do you have anything in writing regarding this sale from the previous owner?
To be clear, she sold the car to a towing company? And the towing company to the person that sold it to you? Or if not, how did the person that sold it to you get the vehicle?
Did he sell it on behalf of the towing company?
That is, if the towing company bought it, it would be an asset of the towing company, not the man. So he could not sell it on behalf of himself, but could on behalf of the towing company.
Have you spoken with that towing company?
Absolutely. Let them know that this happened, that you purchased the vehicle from this person, and are wondering if he had the authority to sell it to you. You should get this in writing by someone who is a "principal" of the company (someone with authority to bind that company). Even a fax or email would be sufficient, but you want to protect yourself.
If they say that he did not have authority, you could absolutely sue him.
You could also threaten to report him to the police, because that would be fraud.
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That's hard to say. The investigation will not pause any towing. It can still be towed, even though it's not certain who the owner is. If you have a good place to put it for the time being, I would do so.
That way, you don't have to worry about finding it later on when things are worked out.
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