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Re: Any Lawyers out there of whom I may ask a question?
« Reply #105 on: March 29, 2016, 05:04:36 PM »
it appears i was scammed by a eino yehudi mobile mechanic to the tune of approx $400.  The work was done in a garage in Bayville, NJ.  I have two subsequent mechanic reports showing that leak he apparently fixed is still present.

what steps should I take besides filing suit in small clams court in bayville?

what other gov entities/agencies should I contact etc...
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Re: Any Lawyers out there of whom I may ask a question?
« Reply #106 on: March 29, 2016, 05:28:28 PM »
...or reach out to the guy who did the work originally? Why do people always jump to sue?
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Re: Any Lawyers out there of whom I may ask a question?
« Reply #107 on: March 29, 2016, 05:31:05 PM »
...or reach out to the guy who did the work originally? Why do people always jump to sue?
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Especially on such an amount. Will it be worth your time and effort, even if you recovered 100% of the $400?
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Re: Any Lawyers out there of whom I may ask a question?
« Reply #108 on: March 30, 2016, 09:19:31 AM »
...or reach out to the guy who did the work originally? Why do people always jump to sue?

I did reach out him to originally he took the car back and said leak coming now from a new source and it would now cost between 500 and 1000 to fix. I took the car back to mechanics I trust who wrote up the diagnosis that leak coming from same original source.  This eino yehudi also was brazen enough to call the cops when I took my car back saying I vandalized his cars.  The cops called the owners of these cars and they said the minor damage was already their before so the police told him they would not make a report.   This mechanic seems to me to be a professional scam artist.  Now that you know more of the background am I jumping to sue?

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Re: Any Lawyers out there of whom I may ask a question?
« Reply #109 on: March 30, 2016, 09:25:34 AM »
I did reach out him to originally he took the car back and said leak coming now from a new source and it would now cost between 500 and 1000 to fix. I took the car back to mechanics I trust who wrote up the diagnosis that leak coming from same original source.  This eino yehudi also was brazen enough to call the cops when I took my car back saying I vandalized his cars.  The cops called the owners of these cars and they said the minor damage was already their before so the police told him they would not make a report.   This mechanic seems to me to be a professional scam artist.  Now that you know more of the background am I jumping to sue?
More background is helpful. I'm not even sure at this point I'd want him near my car. Why didn't you go to the "mechanics you trust"  initially?
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Re: Any Lawyers out there of whom I may ask a question?
« Reply #110 on: March 30, 2016, 10:41:19 AM »
More background is helpful. I'm not even sure at this point I'd want him near my car. Why didn't you go to the "mechanics you trust"  initially?
generally worth it to just move on. you are going to sue for $400 after court fees and time its just not worth it.

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Re: Any Lawyers out there of whom I may ask a question?
« Reply #111 on: March 30, 2016, 11:13:12 AM »
I disagree.  Court fees are minimal.

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Re: Any Lawyers out there of whom I may ask a question?
« Reply #112 on: March 30, 2016, 11:13:18 AM »
generally worth it to just move on. you are going to sue for $400 after court fees and time its just not worth it.
L'Toivas Haklall. Maybe that mechanic will think twice before scamming others.

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Re: Any Lawyers out there of whom I may ask a question?
« Reply #113 on: March 30, 2016, 11:17:44 AM »
L'Toivas Haklall. Maybe that mechanic will think twice before scamming others.
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Re: Any Lawyers out there of whom I may ask a question?
« Reply #114 on: March 30, 2016, 11:41:52 AM »
I disagree.  Court fees are minimal.

Eh, I vote move on too. You'll want one of your mechanics there as an expert rather than a written affidavit. That alone will cost you.

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Re: Any Lawyers out there of whom I may ask a question?
« Reply #115 on: March 30, 2016, 12:25:10 PM »
More background is helpful. I'm not even sure at this point I'd want him near my car. Why didn't you go to the "mechanics you trust"  initially?

He is not going to be near the car anymore as I have it.  You are right I probably should not have gone with him in hindsight but I was tempted by their price and the fact they are a mobile mechanic that pick up the car for you.

My question though is should I first file a complaint with attorney general of NJ or any other entity for fraud before commencing a small claims suit?

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Re: Any Lawyers out there of whom I may ask a question?
« Reply #116 on: March 30, 2016, 12:26:23 PM »
generally worth it to just move on. you are going to sue for $400 after court fees and time its just not worth it.

Small claims fees will only be about $47.  And I can claim that fee back as well?

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Re: Any Lawyers out there of whom I may ask a question?
« Reply #117 on: March 30, 2016, 12:28:06 PM »
Small claims fees will only be about $47.  And I can claim that fee back as well?
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Re: Any Lawyers out there of whom I may ask a question?
« Reply #118 on: March 30, 2016, 12:32:22 PM »
Eh, I vote move on too. You'll want one of your mechanics there as an expert rather than a written affidavit. That alone will cost you.

yes this will be the most challenging part is getting a mechanic to come but maybe he will do me a tova.  However I can always subpoena one of the mechanics that already made a report?  I don't have affidavits.  I have two written diagnosis that point out that leak is coming from same area that it originally came from; will that not be sufficient in your experience?  What I  am afraid of is that this mechanic will will know way more than me or the judge and explain himself out of this situation.

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Re: Any Lawyers out there of whom I may ask a question?
« Reply #119 on: March 30, 2016, 01:45:54 PM »
He is not going to be near the car anymore as I have it.  You are right I probably should not have gone with him in hindsight but I was tempted by their price and the fact they are a mobile mechanic that pick up the car for you.

My question though is should I first file a complaint with attorney general of NJ or any other entity for fraud before commencing a small claims suit?
Doesn't hurt you, but you may consider threatening him with both of these things before you file. Perhaps he'll agree to avoid the headache.
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