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My car was impound in the state of MD. for 25 days. a week…

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My car was impound in the state of MD. for 25 days. a week back they sold it to a scrap yard for $2100. the auto is still being finance. Can they do that?

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No the car must be impounded for more than 60 days, and they must make reasonable attempts to contact you first, before they can sell it to a scrap yard. You have a valid claim against them for the value of the car, and you will be able to collect if you sue them in small claims court.

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