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Illegal practice of law suits move against auto dealers

A lawsuit filed last week against Don Brown Automotive in St. Louis alleging an illegal practice of law is the most recent in a string of dozens of lawsuits filed in the wake of a 2007 Missouri Supreme Court decision, which upheld similar claims against a mortgage company. The suit filed by Joe Partney, which is seeking class action status, alleges that the car dealership engaged in an illegal practice of law when it charged documentation preparation or processing fees in connection with the lease or purchase of a car. Partney purchased a 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer from Don Brown Automotive and alleges he was charged a $65 "Notary & Doc Fee."

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