You may remember a while back, we reported on this lawsuit involving a handicapped senior citizen who was taken for a ride by a local dealer. We are pleased to offer this follow-up:
HANDICAPPED SENIOR CITIZEN FROM BUCKS COUNTY WINS TENS OF THOUSANDS IN DEALER FRAUD LAWSUIT AGAINST CHERRY HILL TRIPLEX Consumer Sues For Fraud And Deceptive & Unfair Trade Practices
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A handicapped senior citizen who filed suit against the Cherry Hill Triplex automotive group of Southern New Jersey, claiming deception and theft, has won $13,893, in addition to treble damages of $41,679, plus attorneys fees, and will get to keep his vehicle, a 2005 Kia Sedona. Craig Thor Kimmel and Melissa K. Fiala of the lemon law and consumer advocacy firm of Kimmel & Silverman, P.C. brought the case on behalf of the consumer.
According to attorney Melissa K. Fiala, the testimony revealed that Cherry Hill Triplex engaged in practices that were unlawful and deceptive. Craig Thor Kimmel says “It is a terrible thing that in these difficult economic times, some businesses feel entitled to take advantage of their customers. Senior citizens are especially vulnerable and should be cautioned never to go it alone when swimming in these shark tanks.’ Both Kimmel and Fiala further say that consumers can’t believe everything they read in mail or print advertisements. “As the old adage says, if it’s too good to be true, it most likely is. Mr. Hammel learned the hard way.” says Kimmel.
If you feel that you have been victimized by an automotive dealership, visit www.lemonlaw.com or call 1-800-LEMON-LAW (1-800-536-6652) to learn more about your rights.
Read more about Hammel’s case and the decision by clicking here.