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P. R. v. JJM Automotive LLC d/b/a Empire Chrysler Doge Ram of West Islip

Case Type:   Lemon Law New Car Purchase
Date:   June 10, 2022
Plaintiff Attorney(s):   Anthony T. Ballato, Esq., Massapequa, NY
Defendant Attorney(s):   Joseph Gentile, Esq., Huntington Station, NY
Facts:   On February 17, 2022, Consumer purchased a 2021 Dodge Challenger from Empire Chrysler Dodge Ram. He advised that the vehicle was sold to the claimant with various overcharges detailed herein: the approximate total purchase price sum of $60,720.00 ($5,000 over MSRP); plus service contract $2,643.00; time and wheels $1,200.00;TMCC maintenance $1,475.00; document fee $175.00; sales tax $5,695.78; DMV fees $226.00; tire $12.50; for a total of $72,147.28.
Verdict:   After several unsuccessful attempts to receive a refund for the add-on fees mentioned above, the consumer hired Anthony T. Ballato, Esq. of Massapequa, NY to represent him. Mr. Ballato sent a demand letter to the dealer demanding that they refund the consumer all such unwanted service contracts and charge over list price. After numerous conversations and correspondence with the dealer’s attorney, Mr. Ballato was able to come to an agreement of settlement. The claimant was paid a refund in the total amount of $5,682.00 and further refund of all three service contracts.

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