On November 3, 2023, a federal jury in the Eastern District of Michigan rendered its verdict for more that $350,000.00 against Suburban Ann Arbor, LLC or its part in a spot delivery scam. The jury deliberated throughout the afternoon before finding the dealership liable for $15,000 in actual damages along with $350,000.00 in punitive damages. The Court is currently considering additional damages under Michigan's conversion statute and the Michigan Regulation of Collection Practices Act. Those damages could bring the final judgment close to $500,000.00.
During the trial, the jury heard testimony from the Secretary of State's representative establishing that in the state of Michigan, the practice of "spot delivery" or "yo-yo" scams are illegal under both Michigan's motor vehicle laws and the laws covering the financing of motor vehicles. The dealership confirmed in its testimony that it had sold a car to the consumer on credit even though it had not received any approval from a finance company, and then repossessed the vehicle, even though the consumer had attempted to make payments. The jury also hear from a past victim who had also been sold a car on credit, only to have it repossessed. Ultimately, the dealership confirmed that it had kept the consumer's down payment and refused to accepted the consumer's monthly payments.
If you think you have been the victim of a "Spot Delivery" or "Yo-Yo" scam, call our office for a consultation today, (888) 400-CREDIT | (888) 400-2733.