Case Conclusion Date: 07.28.2011
Practice Area: Consumer protection
Outcome: Case settles for $38,000
Description: Through a variety of tricks and misrepresentations, including misleading disclosures, a fictitious warranty, not providing copies of the signed contract, and blank spaces left in the contract, consumer was roped into spending far more than the initially agreed upon $31,000 for a used Mercedes Benz. Schlanger & Schlanger, LLP filed a lawsuit on consumer's behalf to make the auto dealership and finance company liable for violations of the Truth In Lending Act, the Magnusson Moss Consumer Warranty Act, and New York General Business Law Sec. 349, as well as for fraud, breach of contract, and unjust enrichment.