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Customer Files Lawsuit to Get Car Back from Repair Shop

A Houston, TX, area repair shop filed a lien to foreclose on a customer’s vehicle after he failed to pay a $2,895.21 repair bill. The defendant claims that an agreement was made not to repair the vehicle if the repair bill was going to be more than $1,200.

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A Houston, TX, area repair shop filed a lien to foreclose on a customer’s vehicle after he failed to pay a $2,895.21 repair bill. The defendant claims that an agreement was made not to repair the vehicle if the repair bill was going to be more than $1,200.

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Below is the article as it appeared on the Ultimate Cy-Fair website.

Cy-Fair auto repair shop sued over 2003 Chrysler

by Glenna Herald
January 12, 2011

Steven Taylor filed a lawsuit on Jan. 12 in the Harris County District Court against EFI Auto Service of Cy-Fair and the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, alleging violations of the Texas Property Code and conversion.

Taylor says that in March 2010, the defendant replaced the timing belt on his 2003 Chrysler Concorde but the car would not start. According to the brief, Taylor and the defendant subsequently agreed that the car should not be repaired if the cost was over $1,200.

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Taylor states that he did not pick up the car from the shop after the defendant surprised him with a $2,895.21 invoice for materials and services provided. As a result, EFI filed a lien to foreclose on the car.

To read this article on the Ultimate Cy-Fair website, visit http://www.ultimatecyfair.com/stories/227418-cy-fair-auto-repair-shop-sued-over-2003-chrysler.

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