Bellavia Blatt’s Dealer Mass Action Lawsuit against CARFAX up to over 700 Plaintiffs
MINEOLA, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bellavia Blatt Andron & Crossett, P.C. now represents over 700 dealership plaintiffs in its $350 million antitrust case against CARFAX—up from just 124 when the suit was originally filed in May 2013.
“The number of participating dealers in this suit continues to grow on a weekly basis. This is a testament to just how important this case is to their future business dealings.”
The suit alleges that CARFAX has illegal alliances with key players in the auto industry, which freezes out competition, thereby resulting in increased prices and unreliable vehicle history reports. Automobile dealers are forced to do business with CARFAX at grossly inflated prices, only to have CARFAX spend these inflated revenues on ads that disparage dealers as dishonest, when it is the automotive shopper who is being misled into believing CARFAX ads that claim its vehicle history reports contain accurate data.
Automobile dealers would benefit by joining together to push back against the claimed oppressive business practices of CARFAX. Bellavia Blatt Senior Partner Leonard A. Bellavia said, “The number of participating dealers in this suit continues to grow on a weekly basis. This is a testament to just how important this case is to their future business dealings.”
Bellavia Blatt is seeking substantial money damages per dealership, along with an injunction against the alleged illegal conduct. Only dealers participating in the suit will benefit. Please call (516) 873-3000 or email CForgione@DealerLaw.com to obtain information about participation in this very important matter.
Bellavia Blatt Andron & Crossett, PC was founded in 1987 and is a nationally recognized authority in the field of automotive franchise law. The firm has represented hundreds of automobile and marine dealerships across the country. With offices across the tri-state area, Bellavia Blatt’s attorneys have vast experience litigating against the manufacturers and distributors of automobiles throughout the country, and are recognized as the foremost in the nation for advocating the rights of franchised or licensed dealers.