Norwalk, Connecticut (AP) The owners of a New York City car dealership that sold off cars at auction last month are being sued by another dealership over alleged violations of state consumer protection laws.
The attorney general’s office announced Friday that it filed a lawsuit on behalf of the owners, who say they suffered financial loss because of the auctions.
In addition to the dealership owners, attorneys for the owners of the cars, which were auctioned by a New Jersey dealership, include the owners and dealers of several other dealerships, including one in Connecticut.
The dealership owners said they’re seeking millions of dollars in damages.
As of Thursday, there were more than 4,300 cars available at auction, according to the attorney general.
They include about 2,000 luxury cars, nearly 900 muscle cars, 1,500 sport utility vehicles and more than 1,000 cars with limited access to financing.
Some of the vehicles that were auction, including a 2013 Toyota Prius, were also subject to other state laws, including the Motor Vehicle Act, the consumer protection act, and the Consumer Fraud Act, according the attorney’s office.
The dealerships have been ordered to pay restitution to customers, according a statement from the attorney, Daniel C. Guglielmi.
The attorneys for some of the dealerships declined to comment on the lawsuit.