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Does the primary driver of the car insurance policy have to

Does the primary driver of the car insurance policy have to be on the registration? And can the primary driver have an out of state license that differs from the state the car is registered in?

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William B. Esq.

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I bought a car in California from someone who was allegedly

I bought a car in California from someone who was allegedly authorized to drive the car for a family owned business. The lady who sold me the car apparently had rights to drive the company car, which is why the company could not report the car being stolen. The car was registered to someone else at the company at the company address. The person who sold me the car apparently was paying the company money to "buy" the car, although the car was still under the name of the family member for the business. The lady who sold me fraudulently changed the paperwork. She told me the car was her deceased father's and it was a paperless title. I was able to register the car with DMV, but I was asked to get death certificate, smog or to have the the person on title sign the Bill of Sale (if the father was not deceased, which he is not) The DMV issued me an incomplete registration and since the car is registered until 4/2017, I can drive it. I was also able to obtain auto insurance.

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Dwayne B.

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This is an auto insurance legal question, my father-in-law

This is an auto insurance legal question, my father-in-law has a vehicle that is registered in his name and is insured in his name, he pays for it… His grandson is using the vehicle, in the event that there is an accident and the grandchild is at fault, is my father-in-law liable and could they go after him and his assets? There or no additional drivers listed in the insurance policy…

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I bought a car from a local dealership in Florida on May

I bought a car from a local dealership in Florida on May 20th, 2016. I am self employed and was asked if I could provide paystubs. I do collect an owner's draw bi-weekly and told the finance director that. She told me to create a paystub based on my owner's draw because it would make for easier financing than being self-employed. Almost three weeks later the dealership is saying they were unable to obtain financing based on my "fraudelent" paystubs (that she told me to make) and that I need to return the vehicle. The are threatening to file criminal fraud charges against me. Is that possible?JA: OK. The Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: No, this just happened.JA: Please tell me everything you can about this issue so the Lawyer can help you best. Is there anything else important you think the Lawyer should know?Customer: All the loan paperwork was completed and I was given a payment amount and due date. Not sure how that's possible if they never obtained financing. Also, the finance director has a long history of criminal activity (that I only found out about today) and has behaved absolutely unprofessional on every level. She's called my daughter's home after 11:00 pm at night because she said I gave her a bad phone number. My salesman has my phone number and has called me on it several times. And it's the same number I gave on my application for financing. Shouldn't the person handling sensitive information like customers social security numbers and banking information not have a criminal history of theft and identity fraud? I have no problem returning this vehicle and canceling the contract even thought the car has already been registered to me (not sure how that works). My concern is the threat of criminal charges. I've done nothing wrong, nor have I ever.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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Dwayne B.

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I got a speeding ticket in Wisconsin. I have an Illinois

I got a speeding ticket in Wisconsin. I have an Illinois license. Wisconsin does not have supervision like Illinois, but they will change the charge to a bad speedometer. Would that change hit my Illinois license? If not, do you have a suggestion?

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Bill Fix

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I have a question regarding subjugation. I received a letter

I have a question regarding subjugation. I received a letter from an attorney, concerning am accident I was involved with in Massachusetts. I live in NH. At the time I was not insured. I was not cited but the opinion of the other side is I'm 100 percent at fault. O don't believe that's the case. Now after 2 years they are threatening suit.

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Legalease

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I bought a car from a car dealer 6 years ago. I went

I bought a car from a car dealer 6 years ago. I went for appraisal to another car dealer and found out that the car is listed as stolen in another state. As of now, the car dealer is not doing anything to help me clear the records. What are my legal rights in this scenario?JA: The Criminal Lawyer will need to help you with this. Have you consulted a lawyer yet?Customer: No, I all ready went to the police station and they said if it is stolen, this could not be registered with MVA. We just want the record cleared for until then, I cannot sell or trade the car.JA: Please tell me everything you can about this issue so the Criminal Lawyer can help you best. Is there anything else important you think the Criminal Lawyer should know?Customer: The next day we found about the record, we personally visit the car dealer and addressed our concern. After 3 days, they call us back to and advised us to visit a police station to have the car check. This I did. But as per the police, they check the VIN#. He said is is not recorded as stolen but they do not clear the records. The car dealer also advised me to call the NICB which I did, though he has been promising that someone will call form that office, no did. ThereforeJA: OK. The Criminal Lawyer will need to help you with this. OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Criminal Lawyer about your situation and then connect you two.

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William B. Esq.

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I live in Tennessee. I signed a release today after a year

I live in Tennessee. I signed a release today after a year long car accident situation.I noticed the fine print of the release said that the auto insurance payment was (in part) to settle all subrogation claims.My health insurance paid my health claims. I did not intend to waive right of subrogation.My question: I signed this release less than 12 hours ago. Am I protected under any sort of "cooling off" period, or because they failed to disclose this part of the contract with me?I want to refuse the release I signed and get a do-over without the subrogation clause.

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P. Simmons

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My mom was involved in a auto accident case in FL where she

My mom was involved in a auto accident case in FL where she lives. She had hired a lawyer who recovered $100k for her from the driver's insurance company (was very simple, just submitted a demand draft and was immediately paid the policy limit due to severity of her injuries). The lawyer later had to let my mom's case released due to 'conflict of interest' in the case. He also said he can't take any money or fees from us as its not allowed by the FL statue. He referred us to another friend of his who recovered additional money from our auto insurance company under UM. The second attorney claims that his contingency fee of 33% applies on the entire amount, including the first $100k recovered by his buddy - our first lawyer. How can he apply contingency fee on the recovery he didn't make? I asked him and he tells me Florida bar allows it. But on what basis it's allowed. I strongly believe he should not charge my mom fees on amount he did not recover. What do you have to say to this? Will appreciate your opinion. Thanks!

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