Car Gallery Sued by Temecula Lemon Law Attorney

(NOTE: The lawsuit described below was settled in April, 2013 pursuant to a mutually-acceptable settlement agreement in which none of the defendants were found guilty or admitted any wrongdoing.)


Riverside County lemon law attorney Michael R. Vachon, Esq. has announced the filing of a lawsuit against the Car Gallery of Temecula, California. The lawsuit Aguirre v. Fathi 5 Enterprises, Inc. , et al. was filed in the Riverside County Superior Court on May 3, 2012 (Riverside County Superior Court Case No. RIC1206723). The Defendant Fathi 5 Enterprises, Inc. does business as the local car dealership the “Car Gallery” in Temecula, California. The Plaintiff is a Temecula, California consumer who purchased a 2007 Mercedes-Benz from the Car Gallery in August, 2011. Gateway One Lending & Finance, LLC, the company that financed the loan for Ms. Aguiree’s purchase from the Car Gallery, has also been named as a Co-Defendant.

Lawsuit Alleges that the Car Gallery Sold Accident Damaged Vehicle and Backdated the Vehicle Purchase Contract

Ms. Aguirre, through her Riverside County lemon law lawyer, alleges in the complaint that the Car Gallery sold her an accident-damaged vehicle without disclosing the known damage. She alleges in the complaint that the Car Gallery’s failure to disclose the accident damage amounts to common law fraud, violation of California’s Consumers’ Legal Remedies Act, and violation of the implied warranty of merchantability under California’s lemon law statute. Ms. Aguirre’s lemon law attorney further alleged that the Car Gallery also illegally backdated her purchase contract to a date earlier than the date on which she bought her Mercedes-Benz, and thereby charged her illegal, undisclosed pre-transaction interest. Riverside County lemon law lawyer Michael R. Vachon, Esq. has alleged that Ms. Aguirre is entitled to rescind her purchase contract under California’s Automobile Sales Finance Act as a result of the alleged backdating.

The complaint also alleges that the Car Gallery assigned (i.e., sold) Ms. Aguirre’s vehicle purchase contract to Gateway One Lending & Finance, LLC. Further, the complaint alleges that as the assignee of Ms. Aguirre’s vehicle purchase contract, Gateway One Lending is liable for all of the Car Gallery’s conduct as alleged in the complaint.

Please note: the Riverside County Superior Court did not make a determination of whether or not the Plaintiff’s allegations in this lawsuit were true, and the Car Gallery and Gateway One Lending & Finance denied that they committed any wrongdoing.

Riverside County Lemon Law Attorney Specializes in Backdating and Accident-Damaged Car Lawsuits

Michael R. Vachon, Esq. is a lemon law attorney who practices in Temecula, California. He specializes in California lemon law lawsuits, but has also litigated dozens of lawsuits alleging backdating of automobile purchase contracts. He also specializes in cases in which car dealers trick consumers into buying accident-damaged cars without telling them about the collision damage.

Riverside County Lemon Law Attorney Asking Other Car Gallery Customers to Contact Him

Riverside County lemon law lawyer Michael R. Vachon, Esq. is asking other Car Gallery customers to call him to discuss their experiences with the Temecula car dealership. The complaint in the Aguirre v. Car Gallery lawsuit alleges that the Car Gallery has an illegal practice of backdating vehicle purchase contracts and selling accident-damaged vehicles without disclosing the known damage.

If you bought a car from the Car Gallery in Temecula, California, and you think that the Car Gallery might have committed some illegal conduct in your transaction, then call the Law Office of Michael R. Vachon, Esq. at 1-855-4-LEMON-LAW (1-855-453-6665).

When you call you can also get a free consultation with a Riverside County lemon law lawyer who can tell you about your legal rights under the California lemon law and California’s other consumer protection statutes.

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