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Steve Lehto

I am a writer, attorney and professor. I practice and teach law in southeastern Michigan, and have taught history at the University of Detroit Mercy. Most recently, I was Historical Advisor to the film "Red Metal: The Copper Country Strike of 1913" which aired on PBS.

Six Things Attorneys Really <br>Wish their Clients Knew

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I’ve been an attorney in Michigan for 23 years. Along the way I have encountered clients who have misconceptions about what lawyers can and cannot do. Here is what every […]

What Does it Mean Legally <br>When You Buy a CPO Vehicle?

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What does it mean – legally – when you buy a Certified Pre Owned vehicle? A certified pre–owned car or CPO is a type of used car that has been inspected, refurbished, and certified by an […]

Things to NEVER Do When Buying a Car

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Tips and Advice on shopping and buying a car. Things to NEVER do and things you MUST do. Based on 23 years of experience in the field – dealing with […]

Lehto’s Law: My Crazy Court Stories

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For an attorney, court shows on TV can be maddening. What happens in real life in court is nothing like what you see on the picto-cube. But once in a […]

Is A Purchase of A Manufacturer <br>Buyback Vehicle A Great Deal?

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From time to time someone asks me what happens to all those lemons the manufacturers buy back from my clients. Or, sometimes, “Should I purchase a manufacturer buyback vehicle?” The […]

Will A Carfax Report <br>Prevent You From Buying a Lemon?

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What happens to defective automobiles – “Lemons” – that get bought back under the lemon law? Most of them get sold right back into the stream of commerce as used […]

Clone Wars: When A Dealer <br>Sells You A Stolen Car

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When A Dealer Sells You A Stolen Car My client bought a late model used car from a dealer in Metro Detroit. A few days later, the police showed up […]

When the Dealership Steals Back<br> the Car They Just Sold You

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You bought a car and a couple days later the dealership comes by in the middle of the night and steals it back from you. Surprised? It happens all the […]

How to Reduce the Odds <br>of Being Ticketed During a Traffic Stop

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You’re being pulled over by a police officer. Do you know the steps you can take to minimize the odds of getting a ticket? Ever since I was in high […]

The One Fatal Sentence In Any <br>Large Consumer Purchase Transaction

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Are you about to buy a new car, truck, RV or boat? If you see one particular sentence in any of the documents they put in front of you, drop […]

The One Thing You Should <br>Know When You Buy a Car

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The One Thing You Should Know When You Buy a Car I am an attorney specializing in “Lemon Law” and have personally spoken to thousands of people about automobile purchases, […]