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Buying a used car can be an exciting experience, but it comes with risks, particularly when it involves fraud. Fortunately, Illinois has robust consumer protection laws, and recent court decisions shed light on how these laws are applied in cases of used car fraud. In this blog post, we’ll explore key court decisions in Illinois that have significant implications for consumers and dealerships involved in used car transactions.

1. In “Costa v. Mauro Chevrolet, Inc.”, decided on July 18, 2005, the ICFA claim was brought against Mauro Chevrolet, Larson, Bosco, and GMAC. The plaintiffs alleged that GMAC was liable for unfair and deceptive conduct under the Illinois Fraud Act as the holder of their consumer credit contract and that Mauro Chevrolet’s conduct was fraudulent.

2. “Tandy v. Marti”, decided on April 29, 2002, involved a used car buyer who brought a claim under the ICFA against a dealer that sold the car to the seller. The court held that the buyer’s allegations were sufficient to state a claim under the Act.

3. In “Castro v. Union Nissan, Inc.”, decided on July 8, 2002, the claim under the ICFA was against an automobile dealership for failing to return a down payment to customers after they were denied credit to finance the sale of a vehicle. This case relates to the provision under section 2C of the Act, which stipulates that if credit application is rejected, the seller must return any down payment made under that purchase order or contract.

4. “Fleury v. General Motors LLC”, decided on February 1, 2023, involved a putative class action brought by a vehicle buyer against General Motors alleging violation of the ICFA, fraud, and breach of express warranty under Illinois law.


These recent court decisions in Illinois demonstrate the state’s commitment to protecting consumers from deceptive practices in the used car market. Whether through deceptive advertising, misrepresentation of a vehicle’s condition, or fraudulent odometer readings, the courts have consistently upheld consumer rights and held dealerships accountable for their actions.

If you suspect you’ve been a victim of used car fraud in Illinois, it’s crucial to be aware of your legal rights and consider consulting with an attorney experienced in consumer protection and fraud cases. These court decisions serve as a reminder that consumers have legal recourse when they encounter fraudulent practices in the used car industry, ensuring fair and transparent transactions for all. Continue reading ›

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