Class Action Lawsuit on Lease Inspection Fees
Last year, I wrote an article about how dealers were price gouging on lease inspection fees. Basically, some States such as California and Arizona require an inspection when you purchase your vehicle at end of lease. The problem being there is no set price on this inspection, and with used car prices at record highs, dealers have begun price gouging this fee - charging upwards of $1,500. Consumers feel obligated to pay the fee because the lease buyout is still cheaper than buying a similar used vehicle.
I had proposed that this price gouging may be a good opportunity for a class action lawsuit, and I encouraged law firms to reach out to me. I'm happy to report that Davis & Norris, a law firm specializing in Consumer Protection is interested in pursuing this class action lawsuit.
But we need your help! Davis & Norris is requesting lease documents and buyout statements from consumers who have been affected by this type of price gouging. If you've been a victim of this fee or know someone who has, please get in touch with Scott Connally via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at (205) 574-8727.
This inspection fee is a frustrating issue for consumers and I would love to see this practice come to an end.
If You've Been a Victim of Lease Inspection Fee Price Gouging
Send any documents you have related to your lease and lease buyout
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