The Vachon Law Firm has announced the successful resolution of a lawsuit against Center Acura. The case is Carpenter v. Center Acura, et al., which was filed in the San Diego County Superior Court (Case No. 37-2011-00101334). Center Acura operates a popular car dealership in the Sherman Oaks, California.
In this lawsuit, the plaintiff alleged that Center Acura breached the implied warranty of merchantability by selling her a used 2002 Toyota Highlander with substantial defects. The plaintiff further alleged that Center Acura sold the vehicle at a location other than its dealership lot. The practice of car dealers selling vehicles at locations other than their lots is generally referred to as “curbstoning.” The practice is outlawed by California’s Vehicle Code.
The Carpenter v. Center Acura lawsuit was resolved pursuant to a settlement agreement in which Center Acura denied wrongdoing, but nonetheless made a mutually-agreeable payment to the plaintiff and covered her attorney’s fees and costs.