Originally Posted by wesintl
you can't get a duplicate title if it's not in your name. you need the power of attorney of the person whom's name is on the title.
This is correct. If you could get a POA on the PO you could then have a dup title printed (only if one has not already be issued. The DMV will only issue one dup per title). Then with the dup title and POA you can essentially sell it to yourself and sign the PO name as POA. Make sense?
Title work sucks, it was one of my least favorite jobs.