Woman says Baldwin Auto Parts failed to fix vehicle

By Kyla Asbury | Aug 22, 2013

CHARLESTON - A woman is suing Baldwin Auto Parts Inc. for allegedly failing to fix her vehicle and breaching its contract.

In November, Palma M. Little entered into a contract with Baldwin to replace the motor in her 2000 Nissan Xterra, according to a complaint filed Aug. 5 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Little claims the defendant completed work on her vehicle on Dec. 6, however, she did not make it home before the motor overheated.

After the defendant attempted repairs on Dec. 7, the vehicle again overheated and completely broke down before she could make it home from the defendant's business, according to the suit.

Little claims the defendant told her an employee would be by to pick up her vehicle the following day, but did not show up until Dec. 23.

On Dec. 26, Little was told the warranty was not effective and that she would have to pay approximately $2,000 in addition to the original contract in order for the defendant to repair or replace the motor in her vehicle, according to the suit.

Little claims she suspects that the defendant did not replace the motor in her vehicle.

The defendant breached its contract and duty of good faith implied in the transaction, according to the suit.

Little is seeking compensatory and punitive damages. She is being represented by Cameron S. McKinney and David L. Grubb of the Grubb Law Group.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Louis H. Bloom.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 13-C-1468

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