Can I sue someone for not giving me the title to a car that I already paid for?
Question Details: An uncle of a friend of mine sold me a car for $1000. We agreed on my paying $400 down and $100 payments weekly until the outstanding amount was fully paid. The bill of sale includes the down payment and the payment plan and had a verbal agreement that he would give me the title once the car was paid off. Now we're at $900 paid but when I took him the last $100, he claimed that he could not find the title. A week later he still says the same thing and will not file for a lost title. Can I take this to court to get my money back?
Yes, you can sue. Oral contracts ("oral," not "verbal," is the correct term) are enforceable--though if you had a written bill of sale spelling out the payments, you had a written agreement, too. You complied with your obligations: you made the payments you were supposed to make. When one party (you) honors its contractual obligations (you made the payments), the other party (the friend's uncle) is required to honor his obligations (and sell you the car). You could sue him for breach of contract to get the greater of your money back or the now-current fair market value (blue book value) of the car. For a car worth around $1,000, give or take, suing in small claims court, on a "pro se" (as your own attorney) basis is an excellent option.