Repossession Law Blog
Is filing bankruptcy an event of default which could lead to a car repossession?
If you purchased your car (not if you leased it), and California law applies, the answer now is no. Simply filing for bankruptcy or being a debtor in bankruptcy can no longer be deemed an event of default under a purchase contract or car loan. The California Legislature has added provisions to California Civil Code…Read More
Take Action for Tax Fairness: Ask Your Senator to Co-Sponsor the End Double Taxation of Successful Consumer Claims Act
Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) has re-introduced the End Double Taxation of Successful Consumer Claims Act (EDTSCCA), S. 766. If passed, this bill would allow consumers who win their cases to deduct the reimbursed legal expenses awarded to them. The existing tax system, which can make consumers pay taxes on reimbursed fees that they never…Read More
The Coronavirus Pandemic: Car Payments and Repossessions
The national emergency resulting from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has made it hard for many consumers to make their monthly car payments and it seems has resulted in increased repossessions. Law Offices of Brandon A. Block has remained, and will continue to remain, open and available to all consumers during the Coronavirus pandemic (though working…Read More
Do Car Repossessions Violate Stay-At-Home Orders?
It seems the answer is, “It may, but it’s unclear.” Looking just at the text of California’s stay-at-home orders, they appear to have precluded repossessions while in effect. By not specifically exempting workers in the collection or collateral recovery aspects of the financial sector as “essential”, the California stay-at-home orders arguably were meant to cease…Read More