GRETNA – A man who bought a BMW sedan from a local used car dealer is suing claiming it withheld information regarding the vehicle’s condition from him.

Don Murray filed suit against Public Wholesalers Inc. in the 24th Judicial District Court on March 20.

Murray contends that he purchased a 2004 BMW 5 series sedan from Public Wholesalers Inc. in Jefferson Parish in which he was told by the seller that testing had been conducted and repairs would be made on the vehicle prior to its sale. The plaintiff alleges that he was not told prior to buying the car that he was giving up his rights available under state law and that the vehicle was sold to him in “as is” condition.

Murray asserts immediately after taking possession of the car he began to experience a series of problems that were not revealed to him at the time of the purchase ending with a cylinder in the engine that failed making it necessary to repair or replace the engine -which would cost more than the purchase price of the vehicle. The plaintiff claims Public Wholesalers Inc. knew of the problems with the car at the time of the sale, but failed to divulge their existence to him and that had he known of the issues he may not have purchased the vehicle.

The defendant is accused of unfair trade practices.

An unspecified amount in damages is sought for economic losses, mental anguish, inconvenience, emotional distress and rescission of sale of the car.

Murray is represented by attorney Brad Scott of New Orleans.

The case has been assigned to Division N Judge Stephen D. Enright Jr.

Case no. 747-887.

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