The Louisiana Record Jun. 6, 2016, 12:35pm


NEW ORLEANS — An Orleans Parish customer is suing Mercedes-Benz, alleging breach of contract in his purchase of a new vehicle.

James R. Dugan II or Orleans Parish filed a lawsuit May 17 in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana against Mercedes-Benz USA LLC, breach of contract in failing to comply with the Motor Vehicle Lease Agreement.

According to the complaint, on June 1, 2015, Dugan entered into a Motor Vehicle Lease Agreement with defendant's local dealer in New Orleans for a new 2015 Mercedes S550V Sedan for $110,500 for a term of 36 months. 

The suit says Dugan began to experience significant problems with the car immediately after taking it, and, since June 22, 2015, the vehicle has been out of service for repairs six times for 60 days during the first seven months of the lease. 

The plaintiff alleges Mercedes-Benz refused to accept return of the vehicle or replace it with a new one, or to reimburse Dugan for all reasonable expenditures in connection with the lease and to satisfy all conditions of the lease in connection with early termination and related charges.

Dugan seeks a trial by jury, damages for all sums paid to date for the lease, all expenses for maintenance, repair and preservation of the vehicle, attorney fees, legal costs and all other relief to which he is entitled under the law. He is represented by attorneys David L. Browne and Cynthia M. Cimino of BrowneLaw LLC in New Orleans.

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana Case number 2:16-cv-06451

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