PHILADELPHIA – Hertz rental car company has initiated legal action against a Philadelphia-based customer, who they say attempted to return a damaged vehicle.

The Hertz Corporation of Oklahoma City filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on Nov. 2 versus Pat Edouard of Philadelphia.

On or about Oct. 17, 2015, the suit says defendant Edouard made and delivered a rental contract pursuant to which defendant rented a vehicle from plaintiff, which was in ideal condition. The very next day, the vehicle was damaged.

“The plaintiff’s vehicle was damaged and defendant is liable to plaintiff for the damages as allowed by law thereto being is $12,551, plus loss of use being $464.00, plus the administration fees being $117.75, for a total in damages of $13,132.75,” the suit says.

The litigation says the defendant violated the rental agreement by failing to return the vehicle in the condition to which it was rented them, an unauthorized driver was permitted to use the vehicle and that the defendant was responsible for any damage occurring as a result.

For breach of contract and bailment, the plaintiff is seeking damages not in excess of $50,000 on each count, plus costs.

The plaintiff is represented by Paul M. Schofield Jr. in Havertown.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 171004042

From the Pennsylvania Record: Reach Courts Reporter Nicholas Malfitano at nickpennrecord@gmail.com

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