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Car buyer says she was defrauded, sues dealer


By Bree Gonzales | Jan 21, 2019

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PRINCETON — A Mercer County resident is suing an automotive dealership, citing fraudulent misrepresentation.

Tina Rocchetti filed a complaint in Mercer Circuit Court against Ramey Ford Lincoln Princeton Inc. alleging that it failed to adhere to mutually agreed terms in the purchase agreement.

According to the complaint, Rocchetti alleges that on Aug. 4, 2018, she purchased a 2014 Ford Explorer from Ramey. She traded in her then-current vehicle and executed documents to transfer title of the trade-in to the defendant. As part of the agreement, Ramey agreed to provide her with funds to pay in full all monies owed on the trade-in. Ramey failed to provide the required credit disclosures. The defendant wanted Rocchetti to execute a new purchase agreement with a higher annual percentage rate. She refused to do so and advised Ramey that the purchase be unwound and her trade-in returned. 

The plaintiff holds Ramey Ford Lincoln Princeton Inc. responsible because it allegedly refused to permit her to unwind the purchase of the vehicle, refused to transfer the title and registration of the vehicle and attempted to force her to modify material terms of the purchase agreement.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks general damages, actual damages, statutory damages, elimination of the alleged debt, punitive damages, attorneys' fees and costs. She is represented by W. Blake Belcher and Taylor W. Bohon of Brewster, Morhous, Cameron, Caruth, Moore, Kersey & Stafford PLLC in Bluefield.

Mercer Circuit Court Case number 18-C-330

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