Consumer Claim against Car Importer

The Savelovski District Court dismissed a consumer claim against AGP’s client, a car importer. The claim for recovery of repair costs relating to a car purchased after expiry of the warranty period was based on the alleged manufacturer’s defect. The standpoint of AGP lawyers was that the defect was not a material one and that the expert opinion submitted by the claimant before the trial allowed a conclusion that the defect was operational. As a result, the court dismissed both the claim and the claimant’s request for appointment of an expert examination by the court. Attorney Valentin Moiseev headed the defense team.