Couple Sues Chase, Repo Providers Featured
30 June 2017
A Wisconsin couple has sued Chase Auto Finance and its third-party providers, alleging they were victims of the illegal taking of their car. In the complaint, the defendants – Chase Auto Finance Corp., Tri-State Recovery, and Primeritus Financial Services – are charged with violating several provisions of the Wisconsin Consumer Act and the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. The suit states the defendants repossessed a vehicle belonging to Ron and Teresa Olstad. The couple claims it was completely paid for and they had a clear title in their hand. The Olstads allege that during their protest to the repossession, they even went with the repossession agents to a Chase Bank branch. They contend the branch manager turned a blind eye to their paperwork and said their car could be taken.After the suit was first filed in March, the defendants filed a motion to compel arbitration. The defendants maintain that the now-complete contract between Chase and the Olstads requires that the dispute with all defendants proceed in private arbitration.