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Luxury car dealer sues customer after they said he sold them a lemon

A luxury car dealer is suing another of his customers after they claimed on social media he sold them a ‘lemon’.

Lorbek Luxury Cars owner Srecko Lorbek says claims made by Joanne Painter on legal questions forum LawAnswers are ‘false’ and malicious’, the Herald Sun reported.

Mr Lorbek said the statements cost his Port Melbourne company $1million.

Lorbek Luxury Cars owner Srecko Lorbek says claims made by Joanne Painter on legal questions forum LawAnswers are ‘false’ and malicious’

Mr Lorbek said the statements cost his Port Melbourne company $1million

Mr Lorbek said the statements cost his Port Melbourne company $1million

Mr Lorbek filed a writ in the Victoria County Court which said Ms Painter was unhappy with the 2006 gold Mercedes four-wheel drive she and her husband purchased

Mr Lorbek filed a writ in the Victoria County Court which said Ms Painter was unhappy with the 2006 gold Mercedes four-wheel drive she and her husband purchased

Ms Painter is the second customer targeted for legal action by Mr Lorbek.

In November, Mr Lorbek alleged reviews posted to social media by Peter King were defamatory.

Mr King posted that Mr Lorbek and his brother David sold a car with a fraudulent roadworthy while being dishonest and untrustworthy.  

Mr Lorbek filed a writ in the Victoria County Court which said Ms Painter was unhappy with the 2006 gold Mercedes four-wheel drive she and her husband purchased for $39,900 in December 2014.

Ms Painter brought proceedings in the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. She was awarded $1230 in compensation.

She later sold the car online for $19,000 as she didn’t want to keep ‘paying out for the problems that just kept going on’. 

In the post on the LawAnswers forum, Ms Painter said: ‘From day one there has been problems with this lemon car’.

‘We are not rich and are still paying off this car.’ 

Mr Lorbek claimed Ms Painter was incorrect to claim the car was worth only $19,000.

According to the writ Mr Lorbek plans to show the market price for the car was more than $100,000.

Mr Lorbek claimed Ms Painter was incorrect to claim the car was worth only $19,000

Mr Lorbek claimed Ms Painter was incorrect to claim the car was worth only $19,000

Ms Painter also claimed online that Mr Lorbek had sold her a ‘lemon’, and that the car had faulty shock absorbers, defective control arms and a broken reversing camera screen.

Mr Lorbek said Ms Painter’s claims that he was rude and arrogant were also incorrect.

The writ says Ms Painter’s comments are visible under the title ‘lemon’ to anyone who searches Mr Lorbek’s name on Google. 

Mr Lorbek is seeking aggravated damages and an injuction to stop Ms Painter from publishing the reviews or publishing similar comments. 

Mr Lorbek is seeking aggravated damages and an injuction to stop Ms Painter from publishing the reviews or publishing similar comments

Mr Lorbek is seeking aggravated damages and an injuction to stop Ms Painter from publishing the reviews or publishing similar comments



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