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Accident-Damaged Car Lawsuit Against Prestige Motor Imports Settles

Consumer Prevails Against Prestige Motor Imports

The Vachon Law Firm announces the successful resolution of the lawsuit Whalen v. Raqalisha, Inc., which had been filed in the Orange County Superior Court (Case No. 30-2011-00496791). The plaintiff in the lawsuit is a Dana Point, California consumer who was represented by the Vachon Law Firm. The defendant, Raqalisha, Inc., is a used car dealership that does business under the name “Prestige Motor Imports” in Fullerton, California.

The plaintiff alleged in her complaint that she had been tricked by Prestige Motor Imports into purchasing an accident-damaged used car and that she would not have purchased the vehicle if the dealer had disclosed its accident history. The plaintiff’s complaint further alleged that the pre-existing accident damage amounted to a breach of the implied warranty of merchantability.

The case was resolved pursuant to a settlement in which no party admitted liability, but in which Prestige Motor Imports agreed to buy back the vehicle, refund the purchase price, pay additional damages, and cover the plaintiff’s attorney’s fees and costs.

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