The Vachon Law Firm has filed a lawsuit on behalf of Los Angeles, California consumer Charlotte Harris against Universal City Nissan alleging that the dealership illegally repossessed the new automobile that she purchased in March, 2013. The lawsuit was filed on April 23, 2013, and is titled Harris v. Universal City Nissan, Inc., et al. (Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC5067890).
Illegal Repossession Allegations
The Complaint in the lawsuit alleges that Ms. Harris visited Universal City Nissan on March 8, 2013, and while there was shown a new 2013 Nissan Versa that she subsequently agreed to purchase. The dealership prepared the purchase contract, which Plaintiff signed, and she drove her new automobile away. The Complaint goes on to allege that notwithstanding the parties’ purchase contract, on March 21, 2013 Ms. Harris received a letter from the dealership in which it asserted a right to cancel the Nissan Versa’s purchase contract. Believing that she had a valid purchase contract, Ms. Harris kept the vehicle, and intended to make all of the payments due under the contract; however, Ms. Harris alleges that on April 18, 2013 Universal City Nissan repossessed the Nissan Versa, even though it had no right to do so.
Based on these allegations, Ms. Harris’s Complaint alleges that the lawsuit’s defendant violated California’s automobile repossession laws. It asserts causes of action for conversion (civil theft), violation of California’s Consumers Legal Remedies Act, and Unfair Competition.
Click here to read a copy of the Harris v. Universal City Nissan Complaint.
Please note: the court has not determined whether or not the allegations in Ms. Harris’s Complaint are true or whether Universal City Nissan did anything wrong. The dealership is expected to deny all liability and wrongdoing when it answers in the lawsuit.
Did Universal City Nissan Repossess Your Car?
Michael Vachon, LL.M. is looking for other customers who think that their vehicles might have been wrongfully repossessed. If you purchased a car or truck from Universal City Nissan, and 13 days or more later received a notice in which the dealership claimed that it was entitled to cancel the contract, or if the dealer repossessed your vehicle in a manner that you think violates California’s automobile repossession laws, then please call the Vachon Law Firm at 1-855-4-LEMON-LAW (1-855-453-6665).
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