My question involves vehicle registration or title in the state of: California
About a month ago my brother came to town to visit me, while he was here he decided to buy me a car. I know we should have had the car checked out before buying it, but we didn't. To make a long story short: my brother buys the car and gets the title. The guy never told him it had a salvaged title. He gave me the title then he went home. I had the car smogged, it barely passed, but it did pass. Then I went to register it at the DMV and that is when I found out it had a salvaged title. At the time I didn't really know what that meant. I have had problem on top of problem with this car. Yesterday I found out that the sub frame is cracked and the car isn't safe to be on the road period.
My question is do I have any recourse against the guy that sold the car to my brother? Can he legally sell a car in that condition? Thank you in advance for your help.