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Advocates Guide to Used-Car Purchases

Advocates Guide to Used-Car Purchases

Rigged Ride? An Advocate's Guide to Used Car Purchases​


Thursday, August 25th 2016​


12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Credit1.5 hours of general CLE credit approved
​Cost$75. Free for Legal Aid volunteers and staff of legal nonprofits.
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Learn all about the purchase and financing of used cars. Topics include the N.C. Lemon Law, as-is versus warrantied purchases, express and implied warranties, required disclosures at the time of purchase, and the bill of sale. Also learn about common title issues encountered by Legal Aid clients, financing, repossession, and the impact on car dealers of the consent decree in United States of America; and the State of North Carolina, Plaintiffs v. Auto Fare, Inc.; Southeastern Auto Corp.; and Zuhdi A. Saadeh.


Ralph E. "Steve" Stevenson received his undergraduate degree from Thomas A. Edison State College, and his J.D. from Charlotte School of Law. He has been recognized as an authority on best practices and compliance in the automotive sales industry in North Carolina. He has been published in legal journals, trade magazines, and presented continuing education classes for auto dealers and attorneys. Topics have included limits of arbitration, excessive retail sales tactics, conditional delivery statutes, consignment and floor planning, collections, repossessions, as well as unfair and deceptive practices.

Steve has provided written opinion for consumer attorneys and auto dealers, has successfully litigated for and against auto dealers in N.C. superior courts, has successfully defended auto dealers and inspection station licensees in N.C. DMV hearings, judicial reviews, and the N.C. Court of Appeals. He has submitted briefs in U.S. district court, and has argued cases before the N.C. Supreme Court.

Attorney Stevenson has been contracted by the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Section as an expert witness and consultant for auto dealer compliance and best practices.​