Car Dealer Fraud Results in Client Recovering Money Damages» Print This Page
Our client purchased a car from a car dealer, and paid them her down payment. She was then told to go to a different dealer, who finished the paperwork, including financing from a credit union. She made payments on the car for years but never received her title. Despite numerous requests, the car dealer refused to provide her with a valid title, and later the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (“DMV”) blocked her from registering the car or getting her tags renewed. Unfortunately, our client had become the victim of car dealer fraud. Unable to get her title after several attempts, our client stopped making payments to the credit union. Eventually, the credit union sued her under her financing agreement.
After reviewing our client’s paperwork, the attorney, Taras Rudnitsky, was able to find numerous legal violations stemming from the car dealer fraud. These violations not only were a defense to the credit union’s lawsuit, but also resulted in filing a counterclaim against the credit union. We also filed a related claim against another defendant due to the car dealer fraud and other violations. By the end of the case, the credit union did not recover a penny from our client. Instead, our client recovered her down payment, every payment she had made on the car, and even her insurance payments, as well as additional damages for what had been done to her. We obtained justice for our client for the car dealer fraud, and the credit union’s attempt to take advantage of that fraud.
If you sign paperwork to purchase a car, truck, van, motorcycle, RV, motor home, trike, scooter, moped, or whenever you sign any paperwork for repairs, get a copy of everything you signed. If you have a camera on your phone, take a picture of the documents before the dealer takes them away. We have found instances where the car dealer made changes to the form after it had been signed by our client. Car dealer fraud occurs here in Florida more than most people anticipate; don’t become a victim.
When you retain our firm, you will deal directly with the attorney (Taras Rudnitsky) or his wife and office manager (Tina Rudnitsky). Taras and Tina have been married 34 years and have worked together for 19 years. We have always believed in providing personal service to each and every one of our clients.
We welcome you to explore our website. If you are looking for dollar amounts for settlements we obtained for our clients, you will not find dollar amounts listed on our website. We believe it is up to the client to disclose how much money they recovered and not the law firm they retained to post it for advertisement purposes. Taras graduated in the top 10% of his class in 1998 from the University of Michigan Law School and is licensed to practice in Michigan and Florida. He also has a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Wayne State University. When you retain us, we will keep you posted every step of the way and answer any question honestly, day or night, and even on weekends. We believe in treating our clients as we would like to be treated.Share This