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Recently, I had a client come in about Land Rover he had recently purchased online from Class Auto Company, LLC. My client testified that the responded to an advertisement for the sale of this car by defendant which represented the car as having “a clean carfax, navigation, rear DVD player, towing package, brush bar ladder, […]

We often see clients come in who we wonder how they qualified for the loan to buy the car. We have learned that it is because the dealer finance personnel provide false data to the finance company. Dealer Falsified Auto Loan Application I had a retired truck driver come in last month. His income consisted […]

In a recent case T. Michael Flinn represented a consumer in a claim against the dealership owned by chairman of the Georgia Independent Automobile Dealer’s Association.  The consumer visited the lot and located a car and contracted to buy same. While she waited for what they told her was their obtaining another key on her […]

Georgia Office of Consumer Protection Administrator John Sours sent this article listing the most complained of consumer complaints.  The article was based upon surveys conducted by the Consumer Federation and surveyed general-purpose consumer protection agencies at the city, county and state level about the top, worst, and fastest-growing complaints in 2013. The survey also asked […]

Don’t let them fool you.  This is basically just a way for the dealer to get a bad car off his hands and try to make a quick buck hoping nobody will notice. I have recently filed four lawsuits against the same car dealer, Loving Care Cars of Atlanta, Georgia for selling cars without a […]

A recent posting by the Georgia Governor’s Office of Consumer Protection helps provide the answer.  Georgia law requires that certain documents be provided to you in completed form before you sign them.  These include the Bill of Sale, The Retail Installment Sales Contract and the Odometer Statement.  If you live in the metropolitan Atlanta area […]

Many times I get calls from consumers who know that their dealer has defrauded them my misrepresenting the car, or by selling a car without a valid passing emissions certificate, or by selling a car that has title issues and cannot be registered.  These folks are often faced by a finance company that financed the […]

I have posted previously about used car dealers’ use of Carfax to fraudulently sell a wrecked car as not having been wrecked. In this report I want to show an actual example of how this occurs.  A dealer sold the consumer a car as a clean unwrecked car.  The dealer salesman told the consumer the car […]

It’s official. NHTSA has issued the final rule. And the dealers who are fighting against legislation to stop them from selling unsafe recalled used cars to the public were wrong. Contrary to their claims, NHTSA opted not to create a single, centralized database, since the vast majority of auto manufacturers already make safety recall info […]

A recent Georgia case demonstrates just how far RV manufacturers and RV dealers will go to insulate themselves from liability for warranty claims and other RV defects. In this case the consumer bought the coach for approximately $200,000 from a Georgia dealer. At the closing, the consumers were never allowed to hold the documents. The […]