Man sues Worldwide Equipment, manager for failure to stand behind warranty
Kyla Asbury Dec. 29, 2009, 4:00am
CHARLESTON -- A man is suing Worldwide Equipment Inc. and its manager for failing to stand behind a warranty.
In April 2006, Larry Dangerfield II purchased a 2007 W-900L Kenworth truck with a Cummins 565 ISX engine from Worldwide Equipment, according to a complaint filed Nov. 25.
Dangerfield claims the truck had a 500,000 mile warranty on all major components, but the engine of the truck seized normal operation with only 190,408 miles on it.
According to the suit, Worldwide Equipment and its manager, Robert Moore, failed to repair the engine and also failed to stand behind the truck's warranty.
Dangerfield claims Moore was the one who made the decision not to honor the warranty, and as a result, Dangerfield suffered a loss of income from the truck at $2,000 per day; loss of his fleet of trucks because he could not haul with the vehicle; annoyance, aggravation and inconvenience; and the truck was eventually reposed and he lost his investment in it.
Dangerfield is seeking compensatory damages for his losses. Larry E. Losch of Losch & McCourt is representing him.
The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Jennifer Bailey.
Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 09-C-2190