On May 7, 2015, the Vachon Law Firm filed a lawsuit in the Orange County Superior Court against Juno Equipment Rentals, Inc., a California corporation that does business as a used car dealership in Santa Ana, California under a fictitious name “Public Motors.” The lawsuit is titled Potter v. Juno Equipment Rentals, Inc., et al. (Orange County Superior Court Case No. 30-2015-00786549).
Allegations Asserted in the Complaint Against Public Motors
The Plaintiff in the Potter v. Public Motors lawsuit is a Yorba Linda consumer who allegedly purchased a used 2004 Honda CR-V from Public Motors in April 2015 from the dealer’s Santa Ana, California used car dealership lot. According to the lawsuit’s complaint, Public Motors sold the Honda CR-V to the Plaintiff for a price that was greater than the price at which Public Motors was currently advertising that vehicle, without telling the Plaintiff about the advertisement or that she was overpaying for the Honda CR-V.
The Complaint goes on to allege that the alleged sale of the Honda CR-V for more than its advertised price violates California Vehicle Code Section 11713.1(e) as well Section 260.04 of the regulations promulgated by California’s Department of Motor Vehicles (both of which specifically prohibit licensed California car dealerships from selling automobiles for more than their advertised prices). The Complaint further alleges that Public Motors’s conduct amounts to violations of the Consumers Legal Remedies Act and Automobile Sales Finance Act.
Complaint Alleges That Public Motors Has An Illegal Practice of Selling Automobiles For More Than Their Advertised Prices
The Complaint in the Potter v. Public Motors lawsuit specifically alleges that the Plaintiff is not the only victim of Public Motors’s alleged practice of selling automobiles for more than their advertised prices. Indeed, the Potter v. Public Motors lawsuit is the second lawsuit filed against Public Motors in a little over a month alleging that the dealership has practice of selling automobiles for more than their advertised prices.
Click below to read a copy of the Complaint against Public Motors in the Potter v. Public Motors lawsuit.
Please note: the Orange County Superior Court has not yet ruled on whether or not the Complaint’s allegations are true or whether or not Public Motors violated any applicable laws. Public Motors is expected to deny the Complaint’s allegations when it answers in the lawsuit.
Vachon Law Firm Looking For Other Consumers Who May Have Been Overcharged By Public Motors
The Vachon Law Firm is currently looking for and attempting to contact other California consumers who may have been overcharged by Public Motors. If you purchased a used car, truck, or SUV from Public Motors and paid more than the advertised price of your vehicle, then you are likely an important witness with information relevant to both the Potter v. Public Motors lawsuit and Houston v. Public Motors lawsuit. Indeed, if you paid more than the advertised price of your vehicle, you too may be entitled to a full or partial refund.
If you want to find out whether you paid more than the advertised price for a vehicle that you bought from Public Motors, then read the Vachon Law Firm’s page on selling automobiles for more than their advertised prices, which describes how you can find the advertised price of your vehicle.
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The Vachon Law Firm specializes in lawsuits against California car dealerships that allege fraud, violation of the California lemon law, and illegal repossessions. We have experience litigating against Public Motors in lawsuits alleging fraud, selling automobiles for more than their advertised prices, and violation of California’s lemon law statute.
We also offer FREE consultations. So if you would like to talk to an expert lemon law attorney about Public Motors, or any other California car dealership, then call us today toll free at 1-855-4-LEMON-LAW (1-855-435-6665). You can also contact us via email.
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