Kyle Barnett May 13, 2015, 3:09pm


GRETNA – A couple who bought a new car from Ray Brandt Nissan are claiming the car had severe defects they were not made aware of until they took possession of it.

Arthur Laurent and Hailey Laurent filed suit against Ray Brandt Nissan Inc. in the 24th Judicial District Court on March 30.

The Laurents allege they purchased a 2012 Nissan Maxima from Ray Brandt Nissan on Oct. 19, 2012 for $39,247.91. The plaintiffs contend that shortly after taking possession of the car numerous they began to notice numerous defects in the vehicle’s electrical components, back-up camera, air conditioning and radio. The Laurents assert they took the vehicle in for repairs six times from August 2013 to January 2015. The plaintiff claim the last time they took the vehicle in for repairs the defendants were unable to fix it and that it is still suffering from the same defects.

The Laurents allege that if they had known the defects existed at the time they purchase the car they would not have done so.

The defendant is accused of breach of warranty and violation of the Louisiana Lemon Law.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought by the plaintiffs.

The plaintiffs are represented by Preston L. Hayes of Metairie-based Chehardy, Sherman, Ellis, Murray, Recile, Griffith, Stakelum and Hayes.

The case has been assigned to Division A Judge Raymond S. Steib Jr.

Case no. 748-164.

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