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Car dealership allegedly failed to provide proper documentation

By Angelica Saylo Pilo | May 23, 2018

BELLEVILLE — Two consumers filed a class action lawsuit against a car dealership, citing alleged improper assessment of documentary fees.

Shirley Rice and Lakisha Rice, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, filed a complaint on April 2 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Savannah Motors LLC, alleging it violated the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that on Nov. 14, 2014, they purchased a 2006 Dodge Charger from Savannah Motors for $10,360. They claim they were also charged a documentary fee of $60. However, the plaintiffs allege the defendant failed to provide a title to their vehicle and failed to include a copy of the certificate and lien release. 

As a result of defendant's alleged acts and omissions, the plaintiffs claim they suffered ascertainable loss of money and/or property. 

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek an order certifying the suit as a class action and appointing plaintiffs and their counsels as representatives and lead counsels respectively. They also seek actual damages of $10,360, plus attorney fees, costs and all other additional relief. 

They are represented by Alexander J. Cornwell of Brody & Cornwell in Clayton, Mo.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 18-L-233

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