Lawsuit Filed Against Mercedes-Benz Financial Services
On February 21, 2013, the consumer protection attorney author of this website filed a motion for leave to file an amended complaint in the Orange County Superior Court against Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, USA, LLC. The proposed amended complaint alleges that Mercedes-Benz Financial Services has been and continues to violate California’s auto repossession laws by inflating the charges included in the deficiency balances of consumers who have had their Mercedes-Benz automobiles repossessed. The motion was filed in the lawsuit Kaghazchi v. Mission Imports, et al., (Orange County Superior Court Case No. 30-2012-00564149).
The proposed amended complaint alleges that Mercedes-Benz Financial Services sends its lessees “Notices of Disposition” after their vehicles have been repossessed. These notices inform the lessees that Mercedes-Benz Financial Services is going to sell their repossessed automobiles, and lists all of the charges that they will owe after their vehicles have been auctioned off. The proposed complaint alleges that Mercedes-Benz Financial Services inflates the amount of these notices by including in them charges for (i) missed payments that supposedly became due after the lessees’ vehicles had been repossessed, and (ii) deferred payments that were not due prior to the repossessions. It also alleges that Mercedes-Benz Financial Services (i) does not give lessees credit for payments they made towards their leases in amounts that were greater than their monthly minimum payments, and (2) fails to accurately inform lessees of the disposition fees that it will charge after the repossessions.
If you leased an automobile from Mercedes-Benz Financial Services that was repossessed at any time since 2009, then Michael Vachon, LL.M. would like to contact you to discuss what type of Notice of Disposition you received. Please call the Law Office of Michael Vachon, LL.M. at 1-855-4-LEMON-LAW (1-855-453-6665) to discuss your lease and whether or not you can assist and/or participate in this proposed class action.
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