Civil Issue: Wrongful Repossession of Auto
Result: Five-figure Settlement
Wrongful Repossession of Auto
In this case, the identity of the parties and the settlement amount cannot be disclosed under the settlement agreement. The auto owners refinanced their auto and the original finance company was paid in full. Apparently, the spiteful original finance company resented their loan being shopped around so they repo’d the car AFTER THEY WERE PAID OFF and refused to return it unless the owners agreed to waive all claims against it.
Haslam entered the case and demanded the return of the car and inspection for damages at the finance company’s expense. The car was returned and determined to be undamaged. The owners were without the car for 12 days.
Haslam still settled the case for well into five figures.