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Carfax

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Slapperbar, Jan 13, 2007.

  1. Slapperbar

    Slapperbar Retired Navy NDT Examiner Premium Member

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    Don't know if this should be in the lounge, but...

    <DIV class=Section1>
    NOTICE OF CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT

    West v. Carfax, Inc., No. 04-CV-1898
    Court of Common Pleas, Trumbull County, Ohio
    161 High Street, NW, Warren, Ohio 44481-1006
    IF YOU HAVE PURCHASED A CARFAX VEHICLE HISTORY REPORT FROM CARFAX PLEASE NOTE THAT A SETTLEMENT OF VARIOUS LEGAL CLAIMS RELATING TO SUCH PURCHASES HAS BEEN PROPOSED IN THIS CLASS ACTION. THE SETTLEMENT MAY AFFECT YOUR RIGHTS.

    <SPAN style="COLOR: black">WHAT IS THIS CASE ABOUT?
     
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    Slapperbar Retired Navy NDT Examiner Premium Member

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    How do I post the whole thing? It won't let me cut/ paste the whole thing from my e-mail.
     
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    cbbr 1 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    e-mail it to me
     
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    Slapperbar Retired Navy NDT Examiner Premium Member

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    Might be useful to me actually. Thanks -

     
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    Slapperbar Retired Navy NDT Examiner Premium Member

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    I got one of those too. Basicly they are sueing over not disclosing that carfax is not perfect and that some crap might not be on there. Bottum line is Most would not have read it and Most people know that stuff is not reported. A f-ing lawyer found a way to sue and get money. The 20 dollar vocher is only good for an inspection but that would do you no good after the fact of the car purchase. Which is what the law suit is about.
     
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    Actually, if you read the underlying case (I'll bet good money that you did not) and don't just assume and spout off, the plaintiff (not the "f-ing lawyer") claimed that Carfax violated the consumer protection laws of all fifty states by not properly disclosing terms and conditions for, and limitations of, the Carfax Vehicle History Reports.

    The good that comes of such suits is that Carfax will have to start doing it right, or at least legally. No one asked Carfax to be perfect, just to do what they advertise and to disclose properly the things that may not appear on the reports.

    And the assumption that "most people would know that stuff is not reported" does not mean that Carfax can do it wrong, and rely on what "most people" know.

    I'm not necessarily defending the lawyers here, but blaming lawyers and making blanket statements that things do no good is the cheap and easy out.
     
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    Dude you need to read my post better. I did read the whole thing. I know someone brought the case to a lawyer and that is how it got started. I said (THEY) as in plaintiff and lawyer. The law they broke was just not wording the contract you accept when getting a carfax right. Thats why we have dont use this plastic bag as a toy statements on garbage bags. I am not defending Carfax. I just see so many stupid lawsuits that make nothing better.
     
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    Send my good money to Edward B. West He sure needs it.
    Lighten up. ;)
     
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    I suppose that I saw this as the focal point and missed "they" as being all inclusive. And no blood, no foul - I think that there are way too many lawyers doing stupid and greedy things. But its too easy to blame them, IMO, and sometimes distracts from the actual point.
     
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    Good man. I help write laws on a city level and thats where my feelings come from. If theres a hole they will find it. Even if its garbage pick up is on Fridays simple.
     
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    Write tickets??????????? :)
    It says sheet metal artissssst in your profile.
     
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    He does something with insurance, what I don't know.
     

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