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The Alexander Law Firm specializes in Michigan Lemon Law, Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, (FDCPA), Fair Credit Reporting Act, (FCRA), Debtor Defense, Spot Delivery and “Yo-Yo” cases, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, (TCPA), and other consumer protection and employment cases. The firm also handles criminal defense matters. We have the experience and tools necessary defend you, prosecute debt collectors, creditors and furnishers of credit who are harassing consumers and derogating their credit reports.
- Consumer Law
- Class Action, Lemon Law
- Foreclosure Defense
- DUI & DWI
- Personal Injury
- Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
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Most consumer cases involve "fee-shifting" laws that allow me to recover attorney fees from the Defendant(s)
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
- 6th Circuit
- English: Spoken, Written
- Alexander Law Firm
- - Current
- MSU College of Law
- J.D. (1996)
- Michigan State University
- B.A. (1988) | Pre-Law
- Toastmaster of the year
- Acorn Toastmasters
- National Association of Consumer Advocates
- - Current
- Michigan State Bar  # 53584
- - Current
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- Michigan Lemon Law: Calculating the Repurchase
- Adam Alexander
- How To Dispute Inaccurate Credit
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- Q. I purchased a new car and its had a very high pitched squeak that has persisted since I recieved the car.
- A: You can begin Michigan's Lemon Law process after 3 repair attempts for the same defect/condition and/or 25 days out of service within the first year from delivery. To set yourself up correctly to get your vehicle repurchased, avoid these 5 errors: 5 critical errors consumers make when they have a Lemon The Michigan Lemon law is very specific regarding requirements such as number of repair attempts, type of defects, and communication with the manufacturer. The following is a list of errors that I've seen over the years that prevent consumers from having a stronger case: 1. Allowing excessive repair attempts After the 3rd repair attempt, or if your vehicle has been in the service department 25 days within the first year from delivery, don't give the dealership another shot at repairs. Rather, this is the time to send written notification to the manufacturer and allow them one final repair attempt. (See 4 below). 2. Not taking your vehicle in for service every time it acts up This is the opposite of #1 above. Many of my clients have avoided getting service because they are too busy or it's just inconvenient. Your goal is to get to 3 repair attempts and/or 25 days out of service. Delay weakens your case. 3. Failing to detail your defects to the service department The Michigan Lemon Law relies heavily on the vehicle repair history. The most important evidence in your case is the repair invoice that is provided after completion of repairs. The repair invoice is the map to your case. It includes date(s) of the repair attempt, the mileage, and most importantly the complaint, (what's wrong) and the solution, (what they did to fix it). If you forget about a defect, or if you fail to specify to the service department exactly what happened and what you experienced, you will lose crucial evidence. Service writers are not mind-readers and they're certainly not gifted authors. You must spend time and insist that all of your complaints and exactly what you experienced is written down. And finally, be professional and courteous to all service department staff. They're busy and they absolutely will not enjoy your insistence on detail, but you must aim to be courteous while you are protecting your rights. 4. Not sending the "final repair" letter The Michigan Lemon Law requires you to notify the manufacturer, in writing, of the need for repair in order to allow them an opportunity to cure the defect(s). This is often called a "last chance" letter. You must send this letter by certified mail. 5. Failing to include the proper information in the "final repair" letter There are several factual topics that need to be documented in your "final repair" letter. Not just any old letter will do. At the very least you should include: 1. Your name, address, email address and contact number 2. The year/make/model of the vehicle 3. Purchase/Lease date 4. The vehicle identification number 5. A description of the defect(s), including how many prior repair attempts/days out of service 6. A statement that this letter is notice of the need for repair of the defect or condition in order to allow the manufacturer an opportunity to cure the defect or condition. If you plan on doing it yourself, these are the basics. However, again, your attorney can send this letter, and in my opinion, you should trust a professional to get this accomplished quickly and correctly.
- Q. Is there anyway to have a garnishment modified once it’s been started? If so what form do I need to fill out? Michigan
- A: The best way to address this is to file a Motion for Installment Payments. Research it and you will be able to find the form to fill out. The Motion costs $20. Fill out the form completely and file it with the court, along with the fee. The court will schedule a hearing and you can at least talk to the judge. (If you file this Motion, the opposing lawyer may contact you prior to the hearing to try to resolve the matter). It is important to request, at the hearing, that garnishment be stopped, in exchange for you making reasonable installment payments. The amount of installment payments will depend on your income, savings, etc.
- Q. Vehicle under warranty needs new engine thats taking 9 months to fix. Company offering $60/day for rental but I pay fees
- A: I suggest you contact an auto warranty lawyer to review your issue on more detail.
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