In March 2003, a dealer sold a previously wrecked vehicle to our clients. The dealership claimed that some touch-up paint work was done when asked if the vehicle had previously been damaged. When asked what was the touch-up paint was for, they were told "sh-t happens." In fact, the vehicle had been previously sold as salvage and repaired, all of which was known by the dealership since a prior owner they sold the vehicle to cancelled the sale due to the salvage history the prior owner discovered. The car dealer did refund all of the prior owner’s money plus some more, and then the dealer tried the sale again on our clients.
In December 2007, this case settled for just less than $95,000.