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Customer accuses RV sales company of selling defective vehicle

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By Carrie Bradon | Sep 24, 2019

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GALVESTON — A Kansas man is suing a Rockport RV sales company, alleging he was sold a defective vehicle which was then not repaired.

Wyatt Stuart of Eduora, Kansas, filed a complaint Sept. 9 in the Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas against Forest River Inc., and Ron Hoover Marine Inc., alleging breach of contract, warranty and implied warranty, violation of the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and negligence.

According to the complaint, Stuart purchased a 2018 Forest River Puma from Ron Hoover Marine on June 11, 2018. The suit states Stuart had been given a number of guarantees when he purchased the vehicle about the condition and operation of the RV. The alleges he plaintiff found there were some defects in the vehicle and sought out the proper repairs, which should have been covered. 

The suit alleges the defendant, however, has failed to repair the Puma and has also refused to buy back the plaintiff's defective vehicle. The plaintiff alleges more than $150,000 in damages.

Stuart seeks trial by jury, attorney fees, court costs, interest and all just relief. He is represented by attorney Richard C. Dalton of Mandeville, Louisiana.

Galveston Division of the Southern District of Texas case number 3:19-CV-00304

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