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Georgia targets automobile dealer that allegedly deceived customers about vehicle titles

By Mark Iandolo | Aug 30, 2017

ATLANTA (Legal Newsline) — Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr announced Aug. 18 that his office has filed a lawsuit against the Momentum Group Inc., doing business as Gwinnett Mitsubishi and Gwinnett Suzuki, for allegations of deceptive advertising and sales practices.

According to Carr’s office, the defendants marketed to consumers that they would apply for vehicle titles in purchaser’s names within the 30-day period that the Georgia law required. The defendants, however, failed to actually follow through with the applications. This failure harmed consumers, who could not receive permanent vehicle tags or legally operate their vehicles.

“The alleged deceptive acts committed by Gwinnett Mitsubishi and Gwinnet Suzuki placed a financial burden on consumers and left them without valid transportation,” Carr said. “Through our Consumer Protection Unit, our office will continue fighting to protect Georgians from businesses who attempt to take advantage of consumers by skirting the law.”

Carr’s office seeks a permanent injunction that would bar the defendants from committing any further violations of the state’s Fair Business Practices Act. Additionally, Carr is pursuing a $5,000 penalty for each violation, as well as a monetary penalty to recuperate fees and costs of the lawsuit.

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