Bunnin Buick Pontiac GMC Cadillac Sued for Alleged Down Payment Falsification
The Vachon Law Firm announces the filing of the lawsuit Adame v. Bunnin Buick-GMC, Inc., et al. (Ventura County Superior Court Case No. 56-2012-00410807). The defendant, Bunnin Buick GMC, Inc., does business as the car dealership “Bunnin Buick Pontiac GMC Cadillac” in Oxnard, California. The plaintiff is a Ventura, California consumer.
The Lawsuit’s Allegations
The complaint alleges that Bunnin Buick Pontiac GMC Cadillac has an illegal business practice of falsifying down payment amounts in vehicle purchase contracts in order to get consumers approved for financing. The complaint further alleges that, consistent with this practice, Bunnin Buick Pontiac GMC Cadillac falsified the down payment amounts in the plaintiff’s purchase contract for a 2007 Honda Civic.
Falsifying down payment amounts is a common method of auto fraud in California. Including inaccurate down payment amounts in vehicle purchase contracts often amounts to a violation of California’s Automobile Sales Finance Act.
Note: The Ventura County Superior Court has not made any ruling with regard to whether or not the plaintiff’s allegations have merit.