Chase Chevrolet, of Stockton, California, has agreed to a settlement with two consumer clients of the Vachon Law Firm in response to a demand letter. The Vachon Firm had prepared a legal Complaint for filing in California’s Sacramento County Superior Court to initiate a lawsuit titled Luevano, et al. v. Chase Chevrolet Co., Inc., but the matter was resolved before the Complaint was ever filed.
Rather than alleging violations of California’s lemon law statute, both the Complaint and the demand letter alleged violations of California’s Automobile Sales Finance Act, and asserted that such violations entitled the consumer Plaintiffs to an automobile buyback.
Details of the Chase Chevrolet Complaint
The Luevano v. Chase Chevrolet Complaint, which was never filed in court, alleged that the Plaintiffs had visited Chase Chevrolet in March, 2013, and while there viewed and test drove a 2007 GMC Yukon. Plaintiffs further alleged that they expressed an interest in the SUV, but did not on that particular day have the ability to make a sufficient down payment towards its purchase. The Complaint goes on to allege that in order obtain Plaintiffs’ signatures on a purchase contract, and in order to trick lender into financing a deal that it otherwise would not, the dealership falsified the down payment amounts in the GMC Yukon’s purchase contract. That is, the Complaint alleged that Chase Chevrolet listed the deferred down payment that Plaintiffs had agreed to make the next day as an immediate cash down payment.
The Complaint went on the allege that the above-listed conduct violated California’s Automobiles Sales Finance Act, and entitled Plaintiffs to rescind the transaction and get their money back. It also alleged that the dealer had violated California’s Consumer Legal Remedies Act and Unfair Competition Law statute.
Please note: the parties settled this matter pursuant to a mutually acceptable settlement agreement in which Chase Chevrolet did not admit that it had violated any laws or committed wrongdoing. The Sacramento County Court never determined whether or not the Plaintiffs’ allegations are true.
Chase Chevrolet Settled Prior to Lawsuit’s Filing
After receiving the Vachon Law Firm’s demand letter, and before the lawsuit was filed in court, the parties’ resolved the matter pursuant to a mutually-acceptable settlement agreement under which Chase Chevrolet repurchased the GMC Yukon and paid the Plaintiffs’ attorney’s fees and costs.
Want to Talk to an Attorney About Your Chase Chevrolet Purchase or Lease?
If you purchased or leased a car from Chase Chevrolet and want to speak with a consumer law firm with experience in cases against the Stockton, California dealership, then call the Vachon Law Firm at 1-855-4-LEMON-LAW (1-855-453-6665). We offer free consultations in California lemon law and all types of consumer law cases.
Call us today to find out if you are entitled to a lemon law buyback.
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