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Ohio man alleges Tesla vehicle hasn't been repaired, seeks return of purchase price


By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Jul 10, 2018

CLEVELAND (Legal Newsline) – An Ohio consumer alleges a Tesla vehicle he leased is impaired and is seeking a return of the purchase price.

Steven Tanruther filed a complaint on June 26 in the Cuyahoga Court of Common Pleas against Tesla Inc. citing the Ohio Lemon Law and the Magnuson-Moss Federal Trade Commission Act.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that on Jan. 1, 2017, he leased a 2017 Tesla S and the price of the vehicle was $110,000. He alleges ineffective repair attempts made by the defendant have rendered the vehicle substantially impaired and that it cannot be utilized.

The plaintiff holds Tesla Inc. responsible because the defendant allegedly has been unable or unwilling to conform the vehicle to its warranties.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment against defendant in an amount equal to three times plaintiff's actual damages of more than $25,000, the full purchase price of the vehicle, costs, expert witness fees, attorney's fees, and other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by J. Daniel Scharville of Kahn & Associates LLC in Independence, Ohio.

Cuyahoga Court of Common Pleas case number CV-18-898287

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