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California Lemon Law Attorney and Road Motors Reach Settlement in Falsified Down Payment Lawsuit


California lemon law attorney Michael R. Vachon, Esq. has announced that a settlement agreement has been finalized between the parties to the lawsuit Wiltse v. Road Motors (San Diego County Superior Court Case No. 37-2010-00072138). The settlement was agreed upon after the San Diego County Superior Court decided to reconsider one of its previous rulings in favor of the defendants. Specifically, on April 15, 2011 the Court ruled that the parties had to argue their dispute in arbitration instead of in court. After a reconsideration motion was scheduled for the April 15, 2011 arbitration ruling, Mr. Wiltse and his CA lemon law attorney were able to successfully negotiate a settlement with the defendants Credit Acceptance Corporation and Road Motors.

Road Motors, a San Diego County used car dealership, is located in Spring Valley, CA. Road Motors assigned Mr. Wiltse’s vehicle purchase contract to co-defendant Credit Acceptance Corporation, who lends and finances loans for vehicle purchases.

Lawsuit Lodged Fraud & Violation of the CA Lemon Allegations Against Road Motors

San Diego car buyer, Daniel Wiltse, alleged in the complaint that Road Motors sold him a previously owned Mercedes-Benz. Mr. Wiltse further alleged that Road Motors fabricated the down payment numbers in the vehicle purchase contract. In the complaint, Mr. Wiltse’s California lemon law attorney alleged that Road Motors violated California’s consumer protection laws, including the Automobile Sales Finance Act, by fabricating the contract purchase numbers. In addition, Mr. Wiltse’s lawyer further alleged that the used vehicle turned out to be dangerous and inoperable, thus breaching California lemon law’s implied warranty of merchantability. Finally, the complaint alleged that by not disclosing that the Mercedes-Benz had been in a previous vehicular accident, Road Motors committed common law fraud and violated the Consumers Legal Remedies Act. Even though the selling of previously wrecked automobiles without disclosing known accident damage is not explicitly prohibited by the CA lemon law, California’s consumer protection laws may still be violated. Mr. Wiltse’s California lemon law attorney commonly prosecutes cases of auto fraud including those involving the selling of vehicles involved in prior accidents.

Please note: Throughout the lawsuit, co-defendants Road Motors and Credit Acceptance Corporation denied all liability and admitted no wrongdoing. The settlement agreement also included no admissions of liability or unlawful conduct.

Settlement Agreement Requires Road Motors to Take Back Used Mercedes-Benz

Mr. Wiltse’s California lemon law attorney negotiated the settlement, which required Road Motors to take back the allegedly faulty vehicle. In addition, all parties of the lawsuit agreed that the financial terms of the settlement would remain confidential.

California Lemon Law Lawyer Offers Free Consultations to Other Road Motors Customers

Lemon law attorney Michael R. Vachon, Esq. offers advice to Road Motors customers regarding the lemon law statutes in California. Contact the Law Office of Michael R. Vachon, Esq. at (855) 4-LEMON-LAW to schedule a FREE California lemon law consultation with an expert CA lemon law attorney. We are among the most experienced and aggressive attorneys litigating consumer fraud cases in the state of California.

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.