Attorney Andrew R. Hart secured judgment on behalf of a South Carolina consumer in the Pickens County Court of Common Pleas for selling a used truck using unfair and deceptive methods.
A dealership in Easley, South Carolina was found liable for damages in the amount of $34,646.00. The judgment determined that the dealership violated the South Carolina Unfair Trade Practices Act (SC Code 39-5-10), which bars businesses from using unfair or deceptive practices in conducting business in South Carolina. Along with damages suffered by the consumer, attorney's fees and costs were awarded as part of the judgment.
The case involved the sale of a used truck to a consumer. The consumer, after experiencing a coolant leak in the vehicle almost immediately after purchase of the used truck, took the vehicle to two different mechanics. Each mechanic informed him that the vehicle had a blown head gasket, and one of the mechanics testified that a representative from the dealership has brought the same vehicle in two days prior and had been informed of the blown gasket. Testimony and evidence presented established that the consumer was not told of the truck's blown head gasket before purchase.
About Hart Consumer Law, LLC
Hart Consumer Law, LLC is a law firm based in Spartanburg, South Carolina serving consumer clients in South Carolina (including Greenville, Spartanburg, Cherokee, Pickens, Anderson, Greenwood, Laurens, Oconee and Union County). Hart Consumer Law, LLC exclusively represents consumers in State and Federal court, and represents consumers in cases of used car sales, lemon law, unfair trade practices, breach of warranty, undisclosed damage, and other consumer matters.