Two Connecticut consumers have sued a DARCARS Lexus dealership in the state alleging it charged more for vehicles than advertised and improperly added commissions to the bill.
Arkadiusz Gaska and Katarzyna Gaska in September sought federal class-action status for themselves and potentially more than 1,000 consumers from Connecticut and 34 other states whom DARCARS Lexus of Greenwich allegedly treated unfairly. The case was originally filed in the Connecticut Superior Court system Aug. 17 and moved to federal court Sept. 23.
Using their own demands for $2,764.23 in actual damages and $10,000 in punitive damages as a baseline, the plaintiffs have extrapolated the lawsuit could mean about $3 million in actual damages and $5 million in punitive damages classwide.
Contacted for comment on the allegations, DARCARS Automotive Group issued the following statement Tuesday:
"Our many satisfied customers — including thousands of repeat customers — have kept our family business open and thriving for decades. We are very proud of the men and women who deliver for our customers every day. We are confident in our position on the facts and the law, and trust our legal experts to manage the process."