Court Permits Class Action Against Maurice J. Sopp & Son and Chase Auto Finance Corp. to Proceed
On June 14, 2012, the Honorable Elihu M. Berle denied defendants’ demurrer to Aurelio Deniz’s claims on behalf of two proposed classes in Deniz v. Maurice J. Sopp & Son, et al., Los Angeles Superior Court Case No. BC476936. The first class identified in Mr. Deniz’s lawsuit is consumers who purchased vehicles from Maurice J. Sopp & Son and whose contracts do not separately itemize fees due to the DMV for license fees and registration, transfer, and titling fees. The second class identified in Mr. Deniz’s lawsuit is all car buyers in California whose purchase contracts do not separately itemize fees due to the DMV for license fees and registration, transfer, and titling fees, and whose contracts are held by Chase Auto Finance Corp. Mr. Deniz alleges Sopp & Son made improper disclosures on contracts for customers who purchased vehicles between January 12, 2008, and January 12, 2012, and that Chase Auto Finance accepted such contracts from Sopp and other dealerships throughout California.
If any of these practices happened to you at Maurice J. Sopp & Son, in Bell, or any other dealership in California, or your contract was assigned to Chase Auto Finance Corp., and you would like more information about this class action case or how the Auto Fraud Legal Center can help you, please feel free to contact Hawk Barry, either by phone at 800-466-5366, or by filling out the contact form at the left.