(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Attorney General Dave Yost today announced a consumer protection lawsuit against a former used car dealership and its owner who failed to deliver vehicle titles to customers in central Ohio.
“This guy accepted money from trusting customers but never gave them their titles, refunds or an explanation,” Yost said. “He chose to take the low road and it’s led him straight to the courthouse.”
The lawsuit accuses Stephen Urell of violating Ohio’s Consumer Sales Practices Act and Certificate of Motor Vehicle Title Act. His used car dealership, Your Car, was located at 3725 Courtright Court in Columbus.
Consumers reported 22 complaints to the attorney general’s office, saying they never received titles for vehicles purchased at the dealership. Yost’s Consumer Protection Section provided payments totaling $50,082 from the Title Defect Recision Fund, a program that helps used car buyers resolve title problems.
The lawsuit filed in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas seeks reimbursement from Urell, as well as civil penalties and an order preventing him from holding a dealer or salesperson license in Ohio.
Consumers who suspect an unfair or deceptive sales practice should contact the Ohio Attorney General’s Office at www.OhioProtects.org or 800-282-0515.