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Attempted to purchase a used car from a company that

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Attempted to purchase a used car from a company that restores and deals with collectibles. (this vehicle was not a collectible, was told that it was a family member's vehicle they were selling). They don't have a dealers license. Gave $5000 paid in full and car was never delivered, six weeks later I went to location, vehicle wouldn't start. Was never given title or any paperwork whatsoever.
My legal question: Payment was made by check drawn on an account in my father's name. (I give him the money so I can't spend it). All of the transactional details and point of contact was me- he had no participation in the deal. I intend on going to small claims immediately now that three months h he had no participation in the deal. I intend on going to small claims immediately now that three months have past - I would really prefer not to involve my father as a plaintiff in the action, but could this be dismissed if I don't?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  ScottyMacEsq replied 1 year ago.

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I'm sorry to hear about your situation. It probably wouldn't be dismissed so long as you could show your damages. That is, you don't have to show that it came from your account, but rather that it was you ultimately paying for the vehicle. Some sort of explanation would be good, and an affidavit from him stating that this is the case would be more than sufficient. He wasn't the contracting party. He was merely the direct source of the funds, and even then you were the source through him. So he's not a necessary party to the action. It needs to be explained, yes, but it won't be kicked out if he's not a party.

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Expert:  ScottyMacEsq replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  ScottyMacEsq replied 1 year ago.

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Expert:  ScottyMacEsq replied 1 year ago.

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Hello? Was there anything else?

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