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C Steven Moskos

C Moskos’s Legal Cases

5 total

  • Austin v Stokes Craven Holding Company

    Practice Area:
    Consumer Protection
    Date:
    Aug 17, 2006
    Outcome:
    Jury found for Mr. Austin in the amount of $26,371.10 in actual damages and $216,600 in punitive damages. On appeal, the Supreme Court of South Carolina found that $49,936.50 in trial level fees was also warranted.
    Description:
    Dealership misrepresented prior wreck damage to a 2000 Ford F250 truck. Dealership also forged client's name on the Buyers Guide. On appeal, this case established new law in South Carolina as the SC Supreme Court determined that a consumer can recover actual and punitive damages under a fraud claim and receive attorney's fees under an unfair trade practices claim.
  • Wright v Ralph C. Craft d/b/a Craft Auto Mart, Inc.

    Practice Area:
    Consumer Protection
    Date:
    Feb 04, 2005
    Outcome:
    The jury found for Mr. Wright under the SC Unfair Trade Practices Act in the amount of $25,578.00 which was trebled by the court for a total of $76,734. The Court awarded attorney's fees of $70,650 and costs in the amount of $4,656.59.
    Description:
    Mr. Wright bought an F-150 pickup truck which had been told had not been wrecked. It turned out the truck had previously been totaled. The dealer failed to tell Mr. Wright about the prior wreck.
  • Kucharski v Rick Hendricks

    Practice Area:
    Consumer Protection
    Date:
    Jul 16, 1998
    Outcome:
    The jury found for Mr. Kucharski in the amount of $16,500. This was trebled by the court for a verdict of $49,500. The Court of Appeals ordered Rick Hendricks to pay attorney's fees of $26,000.
    Description:
    Mr. Kucharski tried to buy a vehicle from Rick Hendrick. Rick Hendrick could not sell the retail installment sales contract. It refused to give Mr. Kucharski his trade in back even though he demanded its return. Finally, Rick Hendrick convinced Nationsbank to buy the contract after it forged another person's name on the contract. Mr. Kucharski refused to pay for the vehicle. The car was repossessed and Mr. Kucharski was left without a vehicle.
  • Patrick v Daimler Chrysler Corporation, Hoover Jeep-Chrysler-Plymouth, Inc. and Chrysler Financial Company, LLC.

    Practice Area:
    Lemon Law
    Date:
    Jul 23, 2003
    Outcome:
    Jury found for Mr. and Ms. Patrick. Chrysler was ordered to pay $17,126.40 for the Jeep and $73,050 towards the Patrick's attorney's fees.
    Description:
    Mr. and Ms. Patrick bought a Jeep that turned out to be defective. Chrysler refused to buy the Jeep back under the SC Lemon Law.
  • Strock v. Southern Farm Bureau

    Practice Area:
    Insurance
    Date:
    Jul 12, 1993
    Outcome:
    Jury verdict in favor of Dr. Strock in the amount of $46,001.50.
    Description:
    Dr. Strock owned a house on the front beach of Folly Beach. Hurricane Hugo moved the house to the back of the lot. Southern Farm Bureau refused to pay the policy limits stating that most of the damage was done when the tidal surge came on shore. At trial, a computer generated animation was used to show how the house was damaged during the storm. It was the first time in the country a computer animation was used in the courtroom to show the effects of a hurricane. The use of the animation was upheld on appeal by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.