MINEOLA, NY, September 3, 2014-Bellavia Blatt Andron & Crossett, P.C. now represents over 700 dealership plaintiffs in its $350 million antitrust case against CARFAX-up from just 124 when the suit was originally filed in May 2013.
The suit alleges that CARFAX has illegal alliances with key players in the auto industry, which freezes out competition, thereby resulting in increased prices and unreliable vehicle history reports. Automobile dealers are forced to do business with CARFAX at grossly inflated prices, only to have CARFAX spend these inflated revenues on ads that disparage dealers as dishonest, when it is the automotive shopper who is being misled into believing CARFAX ads that claim its vehicle history reports contain accurate data.
Automobile dealers would benefit by joining together to push back against the claimed oppressive business practices of CARFAX. Bellavia Blatt Senior Partner Leonard A. Bellavia said, “The number of participating dealers in this suit continues to grow on a weekly basis. This is a testament to just how important this case is to their future business dealings.”
Bellavia Blatt is seeking substantial money damages per dealership, along with an injunction against the alleged illegal conduct. Only dealers participating in the suit will benefit. Please call (516) 873-3000 or email KTimson@DealerLaw.com to obtain information about participation in this very important matter.