What is this lawsuit about? The Lee’s Summit class action lawsuit revolves around claims that Lee’s Summit Dodge Chrysler Jeep and Nissan violated Missouri law by charging customers unauthorized fees associated with an auto purchase. The two state laws in question are the Missouri Practicing Law Statute and the Merchandise Practices Act. Lee’s Summit Dodge Chrysler Jeep and Lee’s Summit Nissan have denied any wrong doing in the case. The lawsuit is entitled Andrea Franke-Brown v. Landers McLarty Lee’s Summit MO, LLC and Jim Serrone v. RML Lee’s Summit MO, LLC. Although the defendants deny all wrong doing they have agreed to a settlement to avoid further litigation.
Who is included? Class members in the lawsuit are defined as anyone who purchase or leased a auto from Landers McLarty Lee’s Summit MO Dealership from August 18, 2005 to August 27, 2009, or any dealership owned by RML Lee’s Summit, MO, from August 26, 2005, to August 27, 2009. It is estimated that the Lee’s Summit Auto Class Action Settlement will include about 5,000 class members. Please see www.LeesSummitAutoSettlement.com for further details on the settlement.
What if I don’t like the settlement terms? A class member can object to the settlement terms. All objections must be in by October 11, 2011.
How to file a claim? A class member can file a claim by mail, online, or by by phone. No matter which way a class member files all claims forms MUST be in no later than October 11, 2011. The online claim form can be found HERE.