White Lake Township, MI – February 27, 2012 – Sure gas prices are on the rise, but a $5M class action lawsuit over half a tank of gas? Sounds nuts, but that’s what 43 year old Victoria Church-Dellinger’s attorney Brian Parker, filed against Ally Financial in a Federal court.
Ms. Church-Dellinger’s 2008 Pontiac G-6 was repossessed and she and her attorney are alleging that the gasoline should be treated as personal property and returned to the borrower just the same as any piece of personal property.
They are claiming that $5M is three times the fair market value of all gasoline taken from Michigan residents by Ally Financial over the last six years and that all of the gasoline be returned or paid for.
Brian Parker, her Bingham Farms attorney, said in an interview. “It`s the same as if you left your jacket in there and they didn`t return it to you.” “You can`t take someone`s coat or fuzzy dice, and you have to return the gas.”