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Attorney General Sues Car Leasing Company

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West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey is suing a car leasing company over repossession and credit practices.

Morrisey sued Montoursville, Pennsylvania-based Auto Trakk in Kanawha County Circuit Court this week.

A news release says Auto Trakk leased cars to West Virginians with subprime credit through weekly payments. The company installed devices preventing cars from starting without payment.

The lawsuit says the company shut off cars a couple days after missed payments, and state law requires businesses to give written notice and wait 10 days before taking action.

It says the company provided emergency restart codes lasting only a few hours.

It claims Auto Trakk advertised credit repair services without required state bonding or registration since 2006.

Morrisey seeks an injunction and $5,000 per state Consumer Credit and Protection Act violation.

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