NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) – The state’s attorney general has filed suit against a Northampton user car dealer after they allegedly failed to provide titles to customers and didn’t pay off loans for trade-in cars.
Mass. Attorney General Martha Coakley alleges that Northampton Motor Classics misled consumers by selling vehicles it could not deliver titles for, leaving consumers stranded with cars they could not use and without the funds to purchase another.”
Coakley adds that Judge Mary-Lou Rup issued a preliminary injunction Monday prohibiting Northampton Motor Classics, their owner Andrew Feuerstein, and a manager, Michael Dale “from engaging in the business of automobile sales, and transferring or disposing of assets.”
Over the summer, Northampton Motor Classics abruptly closed, leaving over a dozen customers without titles to their recently purchased cars.
A complaint filed by Coakley’s office alleges that the dealership, Feuerstein, and Dale “violated the state’s consumer protection laws by selling vehicles without delivering titles, failing to pay off loans on trade-in vehicles after making the sale, failing to purchase service contracts for consumers who paid for them, and instructing consumers to use dealer plates illegally while they waited for their vehicle to be registered.”
The Northampton License Commission later revoked the dealer’s license for Feuerstein in July.
Coakley says that her office will be “seeking restitution for approximately 16 consumers along with civil penalties.”