Lawsuit Seeks Reimbursement from Cincinnati-Area Used Car Dealer Accused of Title Violations

(CINCINNATI, Ohio)— Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine Wednesday announced a lawsuit against a car dealer for failing to deliver motor vehicle titles to consumers.

The lawsuit against now-defunct AutoExpress of Cincinnati, Inc. and operator Lonny D. Donnerberg, seeks reimbursement for the Title Defect Recision Fund, which helps reimburse consumers who experience title problems after buying a vehicle from a dealership. The lawsuit also seeks to prevent Donnerberg from obtaining a car dealer or salesperson license in the future.

According to the lawsuit, AutoExpress of Cincinnati, which last operated at 203 West Main Street in Amelia, went out of business and left dozens of consumers without titles for vehicles they had purchased. Claims totaling more than $53,800 were paid from the Title Defect Recision Fund to resolve consumers’ title issues. 

The lawsuit, filed in Clermont County Court of Common Pleas, accuses Lonny D. Donnerberg and AutoExpress of violating Ohio’s Consumer Sales Practices Act and Certificate of Motor Vehicle Title Act.

Consumers who experience car title problems or who have other consumer complaints should contact the Ohio Attorney General’s Office at or 800-282-0515.

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