Class Action Lawsuit Against Ron Baker Chevrolet and Capital One Auto Finance

Rosner, Barry & Babbitt, LLP’s Auto Fraud Legal Center has filed a class action lawsuit in San Diego County Superior Court on behalf of Jose Mondragon and three classes of auto purchasers against Ron Baker Chevrolet and Capital One Auto Finance.  The first class identified in Mr. Mondragon’s lawsuit is consumers who purchased vehicles from Ron Baker Chevrolet and whose contracts do not separately itemize fees due to the DMV for license fees and registration, transfer, and titling fees. The second class identified in Mr. Mondragon’s lawsuit is consumers who purchased vehicles from Ron Baker Chevrolet in National City and were automatically charged an Optional DMV Electronic Filing Fee.  Mr. Mondragon alleges that instead of giving customers the choice of whether to pay Ron Baker Chevrolet to electronically submit their registration information to the DMV, Ron Baker Chevrolet automatically charged its customers for this service, profiting on every deal.  The third class identified in Mr. Mondragon’s lawsuit is all car buyers in California whose purchase contracts do not separately itemize fees due to the DMV for license fees and registration, transfer, and titling fees, and whose contracts are held by Capital One Auto Finance.  Mr. Mondragon purchased a used Chevrolet Silverado from Ron Baker Chevrolet in National City in April 2010, and his contract falsely stated registration, transfer, and titling fees were not applicable to his transaction.  Mr. Mondragon’s contract was assigned by Ron Baker Chevrolet in National City to Capital One Auto Finance.  The contract, the standard form vehicle purchase contract used in California, included a clause whereby the holder of the contract, in this case Capital One Auto Finance, agreed to be responsible for any claims that could be brought against the seller, Ron Baker Chevrolet in National City.

If any of these practices happened to you at Ron Baker Chevrolet in National City, or any other dealership in California, or your contract was assigned to Capital One Auto Finance, and you would like more information about this class action case or how the Auto Fraud Legal Center can help you, please feel free to contact Hawk Barry, either by phone at 800-466-5366, or via electronic mail at hawk@rbblawgroup.com.