Can we a keep a car that was claimed to be repossessed but never was?

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Can we a keep a car that was claimed to be repossessed but never was?

My brother bought a car 5 years ago and stopped making payments. His finance company sold the debt to a collection agency and the collection agency sent letters, emails and made phone calls indicating they were repossessing the car; this was in 2-3 years ago. My brother told them to come get the vehicle but they never did. Now the car has been sitting for 2 years in his driveway untouched. We checked the DMV and they say car is still in my brother’s name; there is no action pending. Is there a way to claim the vehicle since it’s apparently been abandoned or at least force someone to collect the vehicle?

Asked on February 17, 2012 under Bankruptcy Law, Texas

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