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Gregory Coccaro, entrepreneur and owner of North State Custom in Bedford Hills, NY, filed a lawsuit against Celebrity Auto of Westchester (DBA Mercedes Benz of Golden Bridge) for US$11.5 million because, according to him, Celebrity Auto was a non authorized repair shop involved in illegal activity.
In response, Celebrity Auto presented documents in court room and filed a lawsuit against the plaintiff company and its owner, Gregory Coccaro Jr., and showed proof of the repair shop license in New York State.
Celebrity Auto alleged that after a dispute with North State Custom, it was decided that Celebrity Auto was responsible for the car parts in the deal. North State replied that “Celebrity Auto is not a registered repair shop” and accused the shop of illegal conduct.
The documents in court show that the repair shop presented its license. Now the US Court of Appeals in New York will decide this matter in the following weeks, confirming or revoking the pendent motion presented by Celebrity Auto in its defense.
That is, the lawsuit was originated because of an accusation. Now the accused company decided to fight back the plaintiff’s allegations and filed its own lawsuit against the plaintiff company.
Regardless of the final decision in this case, the alert message for the community is to be aware of non licensed stores in your state. In addition to the possibility that the service would not be satisfactory, you may face legal problems if there is any request of monetary compensation.