Logan Co. man charges auto dealer with deception

By Carol Ostrow | Jul 22, 2015

LOGAN — A Logan County man is suing a Danville automobile dealership claiming breach of contract in the 2015 repossession of his new vehicle. David Justice filed a grievance against Boone Motor Sales Inc. d/b/a Stephens Auto Center in Logan Circuit Court, asserting violation of West Virginia consumer and credit law in his March 2015 purchase agreement for a vehicle from the defendant. According to the filing, the plaintiff signed paperwork including a contract and a credit applicatio


LOGAN — A Logan County citizen is suing a Danville automobile dealership claiming breach of contract in the 2015 repossession of his new vehicle.

David Justice filed a grievance against Boone Motor Sales Inc. d/b/a Stephens Auto Center in Logan Circuit Court, asserting violation of West Virginia consumer and credit law in his March 2015 purchase agreement for a vehicle from the defendant.

According to the filing, the plaintiff signed paperwork including a contract and a credit application on March 16, 2015. When he attempted to make scheduled payments, he was allegedly told that his credit was denied. The suit states that the defendant then tried to coerce the plaintiff into buying a “less desirable” vehicle with a higher payment and less favorable terms and then repossessed the vehicle without providing a right to cure in accordance with the law.

The complaint states that Stephens used unfair methods of competition and deceptive acts or practices. Justice charges the defendant with using abusive tactics to collect a debt.

Complaining of intentional conversion of property, inconvenience, harassment, indignation, distress and anger, Justice seeks actual, statutory, general and punitive damages, injunctive relief for any adverse impact on his credit rating, attorneys’ fees, and costs.

The plaintiff is represented by Steven Wolfe of Wolfe Law Office in Logan. The case has been assigned to Judge Roger L. Perry.

Logan Circuit Court case number 15-C-174

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