Couple sued for allegedly not paying off wrecked vehicle

By Kyle Barnett | Jul 22, 2014

GRETNA – A couple who allegedly did not pay off a car loan after the vehicle was destroyed in an accident and the insurer that did not cover the amount still owed are being suing by the vehicle lender.

Autovest LLC, assignee of Wells Fargo, filed suit against Calvin and Felecia Dooley in the 24th Judicial District Court on June 23.

Autovest contends it provided a loan to the defendants for the purchase of a 2006 Chevy Impala. The plaintiff alleges that the defendants were involved in an accident and the car was a total loss when they still owed $10,687.35 on it. Autovest asserts that the defendants’ insurance company covered $9,529.63 of the loss, but that left $1,157.72 to pay off on the vehicle and that after the accident they did not make any further payments.

The defendants are accused of breach of contract.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for fulfillment of the contract.

Autovest is represented by Joseph F. Fick Jr. of Metairie-based Newman, Mathis, Brady & Spedale.

The case has been assigned to Division M Judge Henry G. Sullivan Jr.

Case no. 739-726.

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