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Good evening. You want to raise the stakes on your seller. You do have recourse here and you want to raise the stakes on your seller. 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 rig. The damage to the engine would qualify as something that a reasonable buyer would consider significant. Thus, you have recourse. If the seller is not willing to remedy the situation by refunding your money or paying for the repair and your other damages, let the seller know you will be filing a claim not only as a breach of contract
case, but also as a deceptive trade practice
action, which will entitle you not only to actual damages, but also an additional amount equal to multiple times your actual damages as punitive damages. That typically provides plenty of incentive for the seller to settle this on your demands rather than to face the possibility of these punitive damages; but, if it does not, file the suit.
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