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I had my loan reinstated after a repo. I have defaulted and

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i had my loan reinstated after a repo. I have defaulted and moved since. can they sue me since i still have the car and haven't paid the loan
JA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?
Customer: illnois
JA: Has anything been filed or reported?
Customer: not that i know of
JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?
Customer: before i negotiate a buy out of the loan i do know if ive been sued or if i am in trouble
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Gerald, Esq replied 6 months ago.

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Expert:  Gerald, Esq replied 6 months ago.


Thank you for your patience and thank you for using Just Answer. I want to provide you the best service I can. Please feel free to ask any follow up questions you have.

I am an attorney with 30 years of experience; I hope to provide you information that will help you in resolving your question.

You can be sued Civilly for failing to pay the loan. You can not be criminally charged for defaulting on the loan. Also the car can be repossessed again if they find the car.

The statutes of limitations on a written contract for borrowing money is 10 years in Illinois. The time starts from the date that you last made a payment. If you make a payment the clock starts again.

So unless you defaulted over ten years ago you are subject to suit for the loan default.

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