The Connecticut Appellate Court has dismissed an appeal filed by an auto dealer, A Better Way Wholesale Autos. In its appeal, the dealership was attempting to throw out an arbitrator's decision that the 2004 Mercedes E 500 that it had sold to a Connecticut consumer was not safe to drive.
Connecticut Bar Association President William Clendenen has appointed Consumer Law Group Managing Attorney Daniel Blinn to be the chair of the CBA's Consumer Law Section.
A Connecticut judge has issued a decision finding that A Better Way Wholesale Autos of Naugatuck, Connecticut engaged in unfair trade practices and committed auto dealer fraud when it refused to refund a deposit to an Manchester woman. The court awarded her a refund of her $2,500 deposit plus punitive damages of $7,500. The dealership is also responsible to pay the consumer's attorney's fees.
Managing Attorney Dan Blinn will be the in-studio guest on WTIC 1080 Law Talk on Saturday, June 28 at 3:00 pm. He'll be talking about how to avoid getting ripped off at the car dealership. Feel free to call in and ask any consumer law related questions.