CHARLESTON – An auto wholesale business has filed a suit against financing solutions company over allegedly unauthorized charges.
Davis Creek Auto Group LLC filed a complaint in Kanawha Circuit Court against Automotive Finance Corp. alleging gross negligence and other counts.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff through its owner, Merhdad Pourfarhadi, alleges that the defendant took money from its account without authorization. The plaintiff alleges there were charges on checks that "made no sense" and that when it contacted the defendant, it learned the defendant had been charging its account for more than a year.
The plaintiff holds Automotive Finance Corp. responsible because the defendant allegedly misused trusted checks to draw money without authorization and failed to discuss or inform plaintiff of any changes in the funds being automatically collected from its account.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant, refund approximately $80,000 to $100,000 of bogus charges plus interest, punitive damages in an amount no less than $1 million, attorney's fees, court costs. It is representing itself.
The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Daniel Greear.
Kanawha Circuit Court case number 18-C-1213