On April 3, 2015, the Vachon Law Firm filed a complaint in the California Superior Court for the County of Orange initiating a lawsuit against Public Motors, a Santa Ana, California used car dealership. The lawsuit is titled Houston v. Juno Equipment Rentals, Inc., et al. (Orange County Superior Court Case No. 30-2015-00780786).
Allegations Against Public Motors
The plaintiff in the Houston v. Juno Equipment Rentals, Inc., et al. lawsuit is a Perris, California consumer who purchased a used 2008 Mercedes-Benz CLK from Public Motors in February 2015. According to the complaint, “Public Motors So Cal” is the fictitious business name of defendant Juno Equipment Rentals, Inc. (hereafter referred to as “Public Motors”).
The complaint in the lawsuit contains a total of seven causes of action for rescission, violation of the Consumers Legal Remedies Act, breach of implied warranty, intentional and negligent misrepresentation, unfair competition, and selling an automobile above its advertised price. Specifically, the misrepresentation causes of action allege that Public Motors failed to inform the plaintiff that the Mercedes-Benz had previously been in an accident, and that it sold the vehicle to her for approximately $1,000 more than the price at which the dealer had previously advertised it. The breach of implied warranty claim (which is asserted under California’s “lemon law” statute) alleges that the Mercedes-Benz did not qualify to be sold under the contract’s description of the vehicle. Finally the complaint’s rescission cause of action alleges that Public Motors violated California’s Automobile Sales Finance Act by failing to disclose a deferred down payment in the Mercedes-Benz’s purchase contract.
Click below to read a copy of the complaint filed in the Orange County Superior Court.
Please note: the Orange County Superior Court has not made any findings on whether or not the complaint’s allegations are true, or whether Public Motors violated any applicable laws. Public Motors is expected to deny all liability when it answers in the lawsuit.
Vachon Law Firm Looking For Potential Witnesses
Did you previously purchase a used vehicle from Public Motors, only to later find out that it had previously been damaged in an accident? Do you know at what price your vehicle had been advertised? If you think that you might have inadvertently purchased a wrecked car, or that you paid more than Public Motors was entitled to charge, then please call the Vachon Law Firm toll free at 1-855-4-LEMON-LAW (1-855-453-6665). You may have important information relevant to the Houston v. Public Motors lawsuit.