California lemon law attorney Michael Vachon, LL.M. recently reached a settlement agreement with defendant Auto Mission, Ltd. in a legal action concerning the alleged falsification of down payments. Auto Mission, Ltd. operates the popular Bay Area automobile dealership known as “Hayward Toyota.” The plaintiff in this legal action, Ms. Karen Gordon-Brown, is an Oakland, CA resident who is represented by the California lemon law lawyer who authors this blog. This lawsuit was filed in late 2011, under Gordon-Brown v. Auto Mission, Ltd., et al. (Case No. HG11607769) at the Alameda County Superior Courthouse. The settlement resolves all of the California lemon law and car dealer fraud allegations in the lawsuit, leaving only the issue of attorney’s fees, costs, and expenses to be decided.
Details of the Lawsuit Against Toyota of Hayward
Plaintiff Ms. Gordon-Brown, through her California lemon law lawyer, filed this legal action against Hayward Toyota on December 8, 2011. This lawsuit originates from Ms. Gordon-Brown’s acquisition of a Volkswagen Jetta from defendant Hayward Toyota. The complaint filed in this lawsuit alleged that Toyota of Hayward violated California’s Automobile Sales Finance Act and California’s lemon laws. Additionally, the complaint alleged that Hayward Toyota inaccurately stated the down payment amounts of the plaintiff’s Volkswagen Jetta contract in order to qualify her for a predatory car loan that she otherwise could not have qualified for.
In the complaint, plaintiff Ms. Gordon-Brown’s California lemon law lawyer further alleged that Toyota of Hayward breached the California lemon law’s implied warranty of merchantability due to the Volkswagen Jetta’s substandard condition. Ms. Gordon-Brown’s attorney alleged that the Jetta was in such a poor state that it became inoperable in less than one month after Ms. Gordon-Brown’s purchase.
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California Lemon Law Attorney’s Settlement with Hayward Toyota
Pursuant to the settlement, Toyota of Hayward will repurchase the Volkswagen Jetta, refund all of Ms. Gordon-Brown’s money, make an additional non-compensatory payment to Ms. Gordon-Brown, and pay the attorney’s fees charged by her California lemon law lawyer. Her attorney, Michael Vachon, LL.M. described this settlement as a victory for Ms. Gordon-Brown and consumers as a whole.
Note: During the lawsuit Hayward Toyota denied all of Ms. Gordon-Brown’s allegations, and the settlement negotiated by Ms. Gordon-Brown’s lemon law attorney and Hayward Toyota does not contain any admission by Hayward Toyota that it committed any illegal or wrongful conduct.
California’s Lemon Law Lawyer Offers Advice to Hayward Toyota Customers
If you have a grievance with Bay Area dealership Hayward Toyota or any California car dealership, then California’s lemon law attorney Michael Vachon, LL.M. would like to hear from you. If you think that you were deceived by a dishonest automobile dealership, the Law Office of Michael Vachon, LL.M. can help you understand your legal rights. Whether you live in the Bay Area or anywhere else in California, if you are a victim of deceptive car dealership practices you should call California lemon law lawyer Michael Vachon, LL.M. to get the advice you need to enforce your legal rights. The Law Office of Michael Vachon, LL.M. can be reached at 1-855-4-LEMON-LAW (1-855-453-6665). Consultations with California lemon law attorney are always free.