Duval County, FL: Sailor seeks pro bono assistance with a consumer law matter involving a recent car purchase

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

  • Location: Duval County
  • Organization: ABA Military Pro Bono Project (Florida)
  • Contact:
    Rachael Derham
  • Case Number: 22874

A Navy servicemember seeks pro bono assistance with a consumer law issue involving a recent purchase of a vehicle. The sailor purchased a vehicle via Facebook Marketplace. He noticed shortly thereafter that the car was having mechanical problems. He contacted the seller and was told to visit a specific auto shop, which would perform the needed repairs. An assessment of the vehicle discovered significant frame damage, rust concealment, and that the vehicle’s odometer had been tampered with. The seller and his auto shop has stopped responding to the sailor and he seeks help to pursue the proper remedy.