The Louisiana Record Jul. 15, 2016, 12:44pm


BATON ROUGE — A Louisiana couple is suing multiple companies, alleging sale of a defective vehicle. 

Layton Wayne Thibodeaux, Jr. and Angela Lynn Thibodeaux filed a lawsuit June 27 in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana against Forest River, Inc. SRVJH and U.S. Bank NA, alleging violation of the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act.

According to the complaint, on Sept. 11, 2014, Layton and Angela Thibodeaux bought a new 2015 Forest River Forester from Southern RV. However, the suit says, the vehicle was defective in materials and workmanship within the warranty periods. The defects substantially impaired the Forester's use, value and safety, the lawsuit states. 

The plaintiffs allege they suffered damages of more than $88,121.36 because the defendants failed to repair the vehicle to bring it into conformity with the warranties and failed and refused to buy back a defective Forester.

The Thibodeauxes seek a trial by jury judgment for rescinding the sale of the vehicle, returning the purchase price, out of pocket damages, attorney fees and legal costs, plus all other relief the court deems appropriate. They are represented by attorney Richard C. Dalton of Mandeville.

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana Case number 3:16-cv-00426

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