NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, Schlanger Law Group LLP filed nationwide and New York state class action claims against Dashub, LLC, a licensed automobile dealer doing business nationwide. The case, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, is Yacine Ounis v. Dashub, LLC.
Dashub provides consumers with a means of purchasing vehicles listed at dealer auctions, which often accept bids only from licensed dealers. Dashub represents to consumers that the company will bid and purchase the vehicle on the consumer's behalf, and the consumer will then pay Dashub the final auction price plus specified fees and costs. However, plaintiff alleges that Dashub routinely misrepresents the price it pays for vehicles at auction, collecting the artificially inflated amount from the consumer and pocketing the difference.
For example, Mr. Ounis says the vehicle he purchased through Dashub sold at auction for $10,100. However, Dashub advised Mr. Ounis that the car had cost $10,600. This inflated price was reflected in Mr. Ounis's final billing, resulting in him being overcharged by $500.
The complaint also alleges that Dashub violated New York Vehicle & Traffic Law §417, which requires that a dealer selling a used vehicle in New York inspect the vehicle and certify it roadworthy. Rather than conducting inspections and providing the required certification, Dashub explicitly states that vehicles are sold "as is, with no warranty."
The lawsuit seeks monetary compensation for the fraudulent charges, third party inspection of vehicles sold to New York consumers, and other appropriate remedies. Mr. Ounis also seeks punitive damages for Dashub's alleged practice of buying used vehicles at one price and then unlawfully charging consumers more and pocketing the difference.
If you have purchased a vehicle through Dashub and believe you may have been overcharged, or are a New York consumer who purchased a used vehicle through Dashub and did not receive a certificate of roadworthiness, contact us at 212-500-6114, or fill out the contact form on our website.
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