There’s a lawyer here in Baltimore who recently specialized in suing used car dealers for fraud. I’ve seen about two-three dozen complaints so far, detailing about a dozen common violations of consumer contract, debt, and warranty law plus the inevitable forgeries. By the letter of the law and the ubiquitousness of these violations, this lawyer should get rich.
I plan to check these cases in a few months and see if they get settlements from the major offenders. My guess?
They’ll fight, lose in four years and slither off to bankruptcy court, all assets long since conveyed to relatives and ready to start over.
Fraud has been an excellent business plan for several decades now, as customers of everyone’s favorite South-eastern Speedster manufacturer are well aware.