Starost v Universal Auto Group

STAROST ET AL. V. UNIVERSAL AUTO GROUP, ET AL.

On March 27, 2013, the Law Office of Michael R. Vachon, Esq. filed the lawsuit Starost, et al. v. Universal Auto Group, et al. in the Los Angeles County Superior Court (L.A. County Superior Court Case No. EC060357). The Plaintiffs are an Escondido, California couple who allege that Universal Auto Group sold them an accident-damaged used car without disclosing the known damage. Universal Auto Group is the true corporate name of the car dealership “Subaru of Glendale” in Glendale, California.

Click here to read a copy of the Plaintiffs’ complaint against Subaru of Glendale.

Please note: Subaru of Glendale has denied all of the allegations in the Plaintiffs’ complaint, and insists it committed no wrongdoing. The L.A. County Superior Court has not made a finding of whether the allegations in the lawsuit are true.

Allegations Against Subaru of Glendale

The Plaintiffs’ complaint alleges that in April, 2012 Subaru of Glendale advertised for sale a used 2010 Mitsubishi Outlander GT that, according to the ads, had less than 20,000 miles, had never been in any accidents, and did not have any frame damage. It goes on to allege that Plaintiffs thereafter called Subaru of Glendale to inquire about the Mitsubishi Outlander, and then went to the dealership to view it. The Plaintiffs allege that while they were at the dealership, Subaru of Glendale’s representatives told them that the Mitsubishi Outlander was in excellent condition, had never been in any accidents, and came with the remainder of the manufacturer’s bumper-to-bumper express warranty.

Plaintiffs purchased the Mitsubishi Outlander and then, according to the complaint, later found out that it had previously been in a serious accident. Plaintiffs further allege that because of the vehicle’s accident history portions of the manufacturer’s express warranty are effectively void (since it does not cover accident-damaged components).

Based on the these allegations, the complaint asserts causes of action for common law fraud, violation of California’s Consumers Legal Remedies Act, unfair competition, and breach of the implied warranty of merchantability imposed by California’s lemon law.

Want to Talk About an Automobile You Purchased at Subaru of Glendale?

The Law Office of Michael R. Vachon, Esq. has experience suing Subaru of Glendale and many other California car dealers. If you bought a new or used car, and think that the selling dealer may have committed fraud or violated California’s lemon law, then call the Law Office of Michael R. Vachon, Esq. at 1-855-4-LEMON-LAW (1-855-453-6665).

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