SANTA ANA, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – Two consumers allege that a car wash service company in Los Angeles and Orange counties charges customers for a monthly plan when they purchased a single wash.

Dan DeForest and Andrew DeForest, individually and on behalf of other members of the general public similarly situated, filed a complaint on Nov. 30 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Southern Division against Pepper Tree Inc. doing business as WildWater Express Carwash, and Does 1-10 for alleged violation of the Electronic Funds Transfer Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they visited the defendants' location to have their car washed. The plaintiffs allege that they were offered the option of purchasing a monthly car wash plan with the defendants for a recurring charge on their debit or credit cards. The plaintiffs allege they declined the offer and only purchased a single wash, but were later subjected to recurring charges.

The plaintiffs claim that the defendant subjected consumers to a recurring debit to their bank accounts or credit cards without authorization.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment for actual and punitive damages, attorneys' fees, costs, injunctive relief, pre- and post-judgment interest, and all other relief to which the court deemed applicable. They are represented by Todd M. Friedman and Adrian R. Bacon of Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman PC in Woodland Hills, California.

U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Southern Division case number 8:17-cv-02092-CJC-JDE

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