WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) — A California auto safety company is suing the Federal Trade Commission, alleging violation of federal law.
Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety, the Center for Auto Safety and U.S. Public Interest Research Group, Inc. filed a complaint March 24 in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against the Federal Trade Commission alleging the FTC wrongly issued decisions and orders wherein dealers of pre-owned vehicles are permitted to advertise their cars as "safe" and "repaired for safety issues."
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs challenge the order regarding the advertisement of pre-owned vehicles that could cause damages to consumers. The plaintiffs allege the FTC allowed unsafe used vehicles to be sold to the public as "safe" and "repaired for safety issues," when this may not be the case.
The plaintiffs seek to declare that the FTC's decision and order violate the used car trade regulation rule, set aside the defendant's decisions and orders, attorney fees and court costs and all other relief court deems just. They are represented by attorney Katherine A. Meyer of Meyer Glitzenstein & Eubanks in Washington, D.C.
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Case number 1:17-cv-00540-KBJ