Used car dealer sues Premier Nissan over trade-in vehicle

Kyle Barnett Jun. 7, 2012, 11:17am

GRETNA – A St. John the Baptist Parish used car dealer is suing a Jefferson Parish new car dealer for selling a car with an allegedly defective title.

Elmon Brooks and Brooks and Bridges filed suit May 29 in the 24th Judicial Civil District Court against Premier Nissan, LLC. Brooks claims he bought a 2006 Ford Freestyle from Premier for $2000 and put $4244.42 in repairs into the vehicle including replacing transmission, fuel pump, cleaning the catalytic convertor and other miscellaneous work.

The plaintiff claims he attempted to resell the vehicle to a customer when but then found it had a defective title. Upon making the defective title known to the defendant, Brooks claims Premier offered to refund part of the total spent on the car, but not the whole amount.

Damages in the amount of $6,244.42 in addition to attorney's fees and legal fees is sought by the plaintiff.

Brooks is represented by New Orleans-based attorney Lillian M. Thornton.

The case has been assigned to Division H Judge Glenn B. Ansardi.

Case number 715310.

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