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Man sues Houston auto dealer claiming they sold him a salvaged Ford F150


By Marian Johns | Mar 25, 2020


HOUSTON — A man claims a Houston auto dealer fraudulently sold him a Ford F150 that had been declared a total loss in a collision and purchased as salvage by the dealer. 

Beau Terrell filed a complaint March 10 in the Harris County District Court against Midland Paramount Enterprises Inc., doing business as Elite Auto Traders alleging violation of the Deceptive Trade Practices Act and Consumer Protection Act. 

Terrell purchased a 2013 Ford F150 from Elite Auto Traders on Oct. 21, 2019, for $25,000. He alleges that when he purchased the truck, he received no disclosure for any issues with the vehicle. Terrell claims that shortly after his purchase, he obtained a CarFax report that showed the truck was in a collision in November of 2018 and declared a total loss. He also alleges the truck was purchased as "damaged salvage" in February of 2019 by Elite. 

Terrell seeks monetary relief, interest and all other just relief. He is represented by Mark Aschermann of Aschermann Law in Austin. 

Harris County District Court case number 2020-16235

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