De La Cruz v. Surf City Nissan


Plaintiff’s Counsel: Luis M. Avila


Defendant’s Counsel: Elizabeth L. Kolar

Customer sued dealership and various individual employees alleging that they falsely imprisoned her and caused her to suffer severe emotional distress as a result of a sales transaction that was never ultimately consummated. The customer claimed that as a result of the dealership’s conduct, she suffered a heart attack and was hospitalized for five days.

 The case was tried to a jury in front of Superior Court Judge James Crandall, Orange County Superior Court.

 The jury deliberated and returned with a defense verdict in favor of the dealership and the individually named employees.