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If your aunt cosigned for a car and it got repossessed can she file suit against you because of the repossession?

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2005-10-28 09:01:02
2005-10-28 09:01:02

Yes she can "IF" you fell behind on payments, and your car was repossessed, that means that she is liable for the monies due and she has every right to sue you to recoup her losses, so that her credit does not go bad.If you do the right thing right away and pay what you owe, you might be able to salvage your car and your aunt's trust. Good Luck

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