Why getting sued in small claims court is great
POSTED May 6, 2009

Why getting sued in small claims court is great

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Whenever one of my clients tells me we’re being sued in small claims court, I tell them this is great news. Small claims court punishes plantiffs – the people who bring the suit. If they lose at the small claims level, their right to appeal is gone. If they try to bring suit in limited [...]
Small Claims Court
POSTED April 25, 2009

Small Claims Court

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There was a time where I thought small claims court was the greatest avenue for enforcing your legal rights. This is no longer the case. Chances are the shop or tech’s issue doesn’t break the $7,500 limit for small claims court filings, leading you to believe the proper place to enforce your legal rights is [...]
Recovery of Labor From Defective Parts
POSTED April 13, 2009

Recovery of Labor From Defective Parts

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I was talking with Bryan the other day about some of the legal issues facing shops and defective part failure came up. You see, the idea of a warranty for a part might seem like a generous thing for the manufacturer to guarantee, however you’d be surprised that its required – by law. In taking [...]
Lien Sales for Abandoned Vehicles
POSTED April 13, 2009

Lien Sales for Abandoned Vehicles

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First and foremost, send the clunker to someone else – chances are that 1986 Toyota Corolla that was towed in, sitting for 6 years because it had a “small radiator leak”and the customer parked it will end up needing significant work.

Monopolies
POSTED March 3, 2009

Monopolies

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Although this bill was co-sponsored by a ridiculous number of congressmen and women, this extremely helpful bill for independent automotive repair shops, simply died. Let’s look at why…

The work order
POSTED February 26, 2009

The work order

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I saw this article in Popular Mechanics the other day and it reminded me of what a pain the work order can be – especially in California. This article uses a New York invoice, but the principles are the same.