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Ohio AG Sues Used-Car Dealer for Title Violations

CINCINNATI — On Aug. 11, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced a lawsuit against a used-car dealership accused of violating state title law.

The lawsuit accuses AMG Auto Connection Inc. and its owner Eric Davis of violating Ohio’s Certificate of Motor Vehicle Title Act. It also seeks $3,000 in reimbursement to the Title Defect Rescission Fund, a state fund that helps consumers resolve title problems.

“My office regularly helps consumers with car title problems, and while most are resolved out of court, some require enforcement action,” Attorney General DeWine said. “In this case, we are seeking reimbursement from the dealership and a permanent end to any violations of state law.”

According to the Attorney General’s lawsuit, which was filed in the Hamilton County Common Pleas Court, the dealership failed to deliver a car title in the time frame required by law and failed to post a bond after the Attorney General’s Office made a payout from the Title Defect Rescission Fund.

In the lawsuit, the Attorney General seeks reimbursement to the fund, reimbursement for any consumers found to be harmed by the dealership, a permanent injunction to stop any violations of state consumer law and civil penalties.

 

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