Rewritten contract backdating
Despite decision could put the brakes on at least a half dozen similar lawsuits against dealers throughout the state as legal analysts wait for the Fourth District to provide further guidance.
Meanwhile, the General Manager of Raceway Ford has created a website attacking the plaintiffs’ law firm, the Rosner Law Firm of San Diego.
While state lemon laws and federal warranty laws offer legal remedies to many consumers, there are situations where our law firm will use other consumer protection laws.
While many car dealers and salespeople are honest and ethical, the auto sales industry reputation for high-pressure sales and shady tactics is not entirely undeserved.
The buyer also might verify the mileage by locating an oil change or maintenance sticker present under the hood, in the trunk, in the left front window, or in the left door frame.
In so doing, the Supreme Court specifically overturned the Court of Appeal’s decision in the 2010 case of , which held that the backdating of contracts violated ASFA because it resulted in an illegal finance charge, and also violated ASFA’s “single document rule.” Importantly, the Court also affirmed the large award of attorney’s fees to Raceway Ford on the backdating claims.The primary claim asserted by the class plaintiffs in the Raceway cases was that Raceway Ford’s practice of backdating contracts resulted in an illegal finance charge, namely, the interest which accrued between the first contract and the date the second contract was signed.The plaintiffs relied on the ’s ruling, holding that the interest which accrued before the second contract was not an illegal finance charge.There are several ways that consumers can reduce the risk of being victimized by consumer fraud.For example, the mileage indicated on the odometer should be confirmed.