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13
DEC
2013

Auto Net Sued for Allegedly Selling Accident Damaged Used Cars and Forging Disclosures Documents

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Auto Net, the Woodland Hills, California used car dealership has been named as a defendant in a lawsuit filed by the Vachon Law Firm. The case is titled Mandegar v. Auto Net, et al. and is being heard by the Los Angeles County Superior Court (Case No. LC100323).

Complaint Against Auto Net

The Plaintiff is the Mandegar v. Auto Net lawsuit is an Orange County, California consumer who purchased a used 2009 BMW 328i from Auto Net in March 2013. On November 6, 2013, the Plaintiff filed a Second Amended Complaint (the “Complaint”) in the lawsuit alleging that Auto Net had advertised the BMW as being in “immaculate” condition and expressly told Plaintiff that the automobile had not previously been in accidents. However, the Complaint goes on to allege that the Plaintiff soon learned that the BMW 328i had previously been in a serious accident in which it sustained frame damage.

Based on these allegations the Complaint asserts causes of action against Auto Net for common law fraud, breach of implied warranty (imposed by California’s lemon law statute), and violation of California’s Consumers Legal Remedies Act.

Illegal Business Practice Allegations

The Complaint also alleges that Auto Net has an illegal practice of forging purchase-related documents to make it appear like consumers acknowledged the existence of defects in the vehicles they purchased. Specifically, the Complaint alleges that Auto Net has an illegal practice of obtaining consumers signatures on partially-filled-in “Statement of Facts” forms and then later filling in the forms with statements disclosing the vehicles’ defects in order to make it look like Auto Net disclosed the listed defects to the consumers and that the consumers acknowledged their existence in writing.

Click below to read a copy of the Complaint against Auto Net.

Complaint Against Auto Net

Please remember: the mere filing of a lawsuit does not mean that the allegations in the complaint are true. The Court in the Mandegar v. Auto Net lawsuit has not yet issued any rulings on whether the Complaint’s allegations are true or whether or not Auto Net committed any illegal conduct.

Plaintiff’s Attorney Looking for Other Auto Net Customers

The Vachon Law Firm is currently looking for and attempting to contact other Auto Net customers who may have purchased accident-damaged vehicles. If you purchased a used car from Auto Net and suspect or know that it was previously in an undisclosed accident, then please call the Vachon Law Firm immediately at 1-855-4-LEMON-LAW (1-855-453-6665). You can also contact us via email.

By calling you may provide valuable information in the Auto Net lawsuit. You might even find out that you too are entitled to a refund or other legal or equitable relief!

About the Author
Mr. Vachon is the founder and principal of the Vachon Law Firm. He is in expert in the California lemon law and has represented California consumers in hundreds of lawsuits against automobile manufacturers, car dealerships, and finance companies.