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Asked on: 1/27/12, 7:36 pm

I recently purchased a used car from a dealer and traded in my car to them as part of the deal. I signed over my pink slip to the dealership for my trade-in.

A few weeks later I got a call from someone who said they were interested in buying a car at the same dealership and had found a document with my name and phone number in the owner's manual inside the car. The person asked if I was the previous owner. I said yes, and I answered his questions about the car...good and bad. I also asked the person to remove and destroy the paper that had my name and phone number on it.

Later that day, I got a call from a salesman from the dealership. He asked if I had spoke to anyone about the car because his customer apparently repeated something I told him, and the salesman claimed it was something that only I would know. I was a little scared, and I said I had not talked to anyone about my car.

Okay, so the question is, have I broken any laws by talking to that potential buyer about my old car? Can the dealer sue me or ???

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