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State Claims Dealership Misled Consumers

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A New Jersey used-car dealer faces allegations of violating the state Consumer Fraud Act and a number of state regulations concerning the sale of motor vehicles.According to a complaint filed by the New Jersey Attorney General’s Division of Consumer Affairs, Cars on Route 21 of Newark LLC allegedly engaged in a host of “unconscionable and deceptive business practices,” including “bait and switch” schemes where the business advertised vehicles at low prices and then refused to sell the cars at the advertised prices.The complaint was filed against the business and two individuals, David Pereira and Hiram Ortiz, both of whom are involved in the ownership and operation of the company.The complaint details 11 counts against Cars on Route 21, Pereira and Ortiz, alleging violations of the Consumer Fraud Act, the Regulations Governing Motor Vehicle Advertising Practices, the Regulations Governing Automotive Sales Practices, the Used Car Lemon Law and/or the Used Car Lemon Law Regulations.Cars on Route 21 allegedly misrepresented the price of used motor vehicles, failed to include required statements about consumer costs, failed to include the actual odometer reading of motor vehicles in advertisements and failed to disclose prior damage to a vehicle that required substantial repair and body work.The company also did not submit required documentation and the total sum of administrative fees collected from customers who purchased used vehicles between 2010 and 2016, according to the complaint.The complaint seeks to bar Cars on Route 21, Pereira and Ortiz from engaging in deceptive practices and calls for the business to restore any money or real or personal property acquired by unlawful and deceptive activity.
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