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In the state of Illinois, can an auto body shop keep a car until the customer pays for the repairs previously agreed upon?
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No. It cannot assert such a lien. It has to return the vehicle and can protect itself with deposits and by suing the customer for unpaid amounts.Please let me know if the reply is acceptable by responding “yes” or “acceptable”
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