In Marrale v. Gwinnett Place Ford, the Court of Appeals helped to clear up some earlier case law that had treated used car sales at dealerships as “private transactions” outside the scope of the Fair Business Practices Act FBPA). Consumers and their lawyers who seek to use the FBPA should carefully review this case, and develop evidence of all advertising, marketing and promotion that led the consumer to enter into the transaction with the defendant, in order to put that transaction in the context of the defendant’s activity in the consumer marketplace. See text below.

The Shigley Law Firm represents plaintiffs in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases statewide in Georgia, and in other states subject to the multijurisdictional practice and pro hac vice rules in each state. Ken Shigley was designated as a “SuperLawyer” in Atlanta Magazine and one of the “Legal Elite” in Georgia Trend Magazine. He is a Certified Civil Trial Advocate of the National Board of Trial Advocacy, Chair of the Southeastern Motor Carrier Liability Institute and former chair of the Georgia Insurance Law Institute. He particularly focuses on cases arising from truck wrecks and accidents (tractor trailers truck wrecks, semi truck wrecks,18 wheeler truck wrecks, big rig truck wrecks, log truck wrecks, dump truck wrecks).