LIBERTY, Missouri - Jurors Wednesday awarded Glenna and Max Overbey $1 million in punitive damages against Chad Franklin and Chad Franklin National Auto Sales North, LLC.
NBC Action News and Call For Action’s Jenn Strathman reported extensively on numerous complaints from consumers following an ad campaign where customers were promised a car for less than $50 a month .
But attorneys for the Overbey’s argued that when the couple tried to return their used 2007 Suzuki SUV, the dealership did not honor the original agreement.
Their monthly out of pocket costs for the SUV went from $49 a month to $719.
The jury found Chad Franklin National Auto Sales North, LLC violated Missouri Merchandising Practices Act and awarded the Overbeys $76,000 in actual damages and $250,000 in punitive damages.
The jury also found that Chad Franklin also violated the state’s Merchandising Practices Act, awarding the couple $4,500 in actual damages and $1 million in punitive damages.
Chad Franklin was not at the trial. His attorney did not wish to comment when contacted by NBC Action News.
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