San Diego County, CA: Sailor seeks pro bono help with consumer law issue involving an auto shop

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

  • Location: San Diego County
  • Organization: ABA Military Pro Bono Project (California).
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  • Case Number: 22652

 A Navy servicemember seeks pro bono assistance with a consumer law matter. The Sailor entered into a contract to purchase a vintage vehicle and have it restored with an auto shop. The Sailor paid the full price of the contract, but the shop did not deliver the car by the deadline in the contract. The shop lent the Sailor a car, which shortly thereafter broke down. He was then pressured into signing another contract which extended the time the shop had to deliver the car, and forced the Sailor to pay an additional several thousand dollars. The shop missed the second deadline to deliver the car and is now threatening to sell the car to someone else. The Sailor seeks pro bono help to pursue the appropriate remedy against the auto shop.