Hertz alleges customer breached rental agreement and won't cover $8K in vehicle damages

By Nicholas Malfitano | Dec 19, 2017


PHILADELPHIA – Hertz has launched legal action against one of its clients who it says damaged one of their rental vehicles in January 2015 and has failed to pay the costs for its repair, totaling more than $8,000.

The Hertz Corporation of Oklahoma City, Okla. filed suit in the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas on Dec. 7 versus Akeem Devero, of Philadelphia.

Per the litigation, Hertz and Devero entered into a rental agreement on Dec. 27, 2014 and several weeks later, on Jan. 13, 2015, the suit states an occurrence took place whereby the plaintiff’s rental vehicle was severely damaged. The plaintiffs add the total cost of the damage was calculated to be $8,388.

“Defendant violated the rental agreement in that the defendant failed to return the vehicle in the same condition as when received and permitted, and allowed an unauthorized driver to operate the vehicle. Although frequent demands have been made, defendant has failed, refused and neglected and continue to fail, refuse and neglect to make payment of the balance due,” the suit says.

For counts of negligence, breach of contract and bailment, the plaintiff is seeking damages not in excess of $50,000, plus costs of suit.

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

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas case 171200587

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

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