Court rules that alleged fraud victim could not prove illegal inducement to sale of vehicles.
In White v. Lasco Ford, the Plaintiffs--a mother and daughter--argued that they bought new vehicles from the Defendant as a result of material misrepresentations of fact made by the salesman regarding the financing of the vehicles. The defendant sought summary disposition, and the trial judge ruled that the response of the two purchasers didn't adequately state facts they would rely upon to refute the motion. The judge granted summary disposition and refused them the opportunity to amend their complaint. The Court of Appeals affirmed the decision, finding that the women had not created a "genuine issue of material fact."