IfI bought a car and the seller filed bankruptcy, how doI get the pink slip?

I bought a car and got a bill of sale and all. But the seller informed us that the pink slip was in another state and he would mail it to us. After a few months and failed attempts of getting a hold of him, we were notified by the bank he was filing bankruptcy and that the had a loan on it. Now how do I go about getting the pink slip to the car.

Asked on November 29, 2011 under Bankruptcy Law, California


Michael D. Siegel / Siegel & Siegel, P.C.

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Honestly, you may have been scammed.  You need to consider that possiblity.  Contact the trustee in the case and explain your situation.  However, the car has a lien which is in default, and the car will be on a repo list.  There may be nothing you can do about it.

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