Former public servant purchased a car from a dealership that refused to give her the Certificate of Title.

A.R. is a middle-aged woman who used to intern for a state representative in Missouri. She purchased a car from a dealership who never provided her with the Certificate of Title. As such she could not register, drive, or sell that vehicle. When she sued the dealership and finance company, they each hired large multi-state law firms.

She could hire a Missouri Consumer Attorney to help her by utilizing the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act.

Under SB 5, she would not have any recourse, and would have been left to pay off a loan on a vehicle which she would never be able to register, drive, or sell.