General Motors sued by pair who purchased allegedly defective vehicle

By Kyle Barnett | Mar 17, 2014

GRETNA – A major American car manufacturer is being sued in a local court by a pair who purchased a vehicle that they later found was defective and could not be properly repaired.

Holly O’Quinn and Janet Galpin filed suit against General Motors in the 24th Judicial District Court on Feb. 24.

O’Quinn and Galpin assert they bought a 2011 Buick Regal on Dec. 20, 2011 for $33,489 that was manufactured by General Motors. The plaintiffs allege that the car was ineffectively repaired at the time of their purchase and was ineffective for travel. O’Quinn and Galpin claim that when they purchase the car it was still under warranty and that it experienced the same defects several times including a defective engine, defective electrical system and a defective suspension system.

The plaintiffs assert that they tried to have the car repaired several times, but the same issues occurred after repairs. O’Quinn and Galpin allege that the defects should have been identified and corrected before they purchased the car and that they provided written notice to the manufacturer that the vehicle was defective and should not have been sold to them.

The defendant is accused of breach of written warranty and breach of implied warranty.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for diminution in value of vehicle, costs of repair, attorney’s fees and court costs.

O’Quinn and Galpin are represented by attorney Denis E. Vega of Metairie.

The case has been assigned to Division B Judge Cornelius E. Regan.

Case no. 735-848.

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