Can I be sued for ownership of a car if i repossess it but it’s legally registered and owned by me?

I repossessed a car that belonged to me and was registered to me. May I be sued for it if it is legally mine?

Asked on March 9, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, Tennessee


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

There is always the possibility that you could be sued for repossessing a vehicle that is registered in your name where it seems that some third person was buying it from you over time. Whether this happens remains to be seen. Potentially you may not have followed the proper protocol in repossessing the vehicle that is still owned by you where the person who had it in his or her possession may not have been making proper payments on it to you.

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