Mike Chapman successfully defended an automobile warranty company at trial in Johnson County, Indiana. Plaintiff sued the dealer for breach of contract and sued Mike’s client for coverage after purchasing a used vehicle that came with an oral promise from the dealer to fix a check engine light on the vehicle. Immediately after the purchase, the dealer checked the car but did not fix the problem and told Plaintiff to turn the repair into the warranty company. Then, nine days after the purchase, the motor failed.
At trial, Mike’s client was found not liable to cover the repairs because Mike was able to establish policy exclusions based on a pre-existing defects and aftermarket modifications to the vehicle.