Toyota Credit sues couple over past due car payments

Kelly Holleran Apr. 30, 2010, 6:41am

Toyota's credit lender claims local residents have fallen five months behind on their car payments.

Toyota Motor Credit Corp. filed a lawsuit April 21 in Jefferson County District Court against Brian and Jessica Williams.

Toyota claims the Williams bought a 2008 Toyota Camry on Sept. 26, 2007, and agreed to make 72 monthly payments of $595.65.

"As of April 15, 2010, the defendants refused to pay the contract for five months," the suit states.

As a result, Toyota accelerated the Williams' debt. However, the couple refuses to pay any money or to turn over the car, according to the complaint.

"As of April 15, 2010, after application of all offsets, credits and payments, the defendants' unpaid balance is $26,194.88," the complaint says.

In addition to the money it says the Williams owe it, Toyota seeks possession of the car, post-judgment interest at the highest rate allowed by law, costs and other relief the court deems just.

Joel W. Mohrman and Anderson L. Cao of McGlinchey Stafford in Houston will be representing it.

The case has been assigned to Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court.

Jefferson County District Court case number: E186-638.

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