On Tuesday, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced a lawsuit against Heath Motor Sports, LLC, and owner Paul Dague. The Attorney General’s lawsuit accuses the owner and dealership of engaging in unfair and deceptive business practices by failing to provide consumers with motor vehicle titles, as required by Ohio law.


“Car buyers must get the titles to their cars within 30 days after purchase,” said Attorney General Mike DeWine. “If they don’t, then we can use funds from the Title Defect Recision Fund (TDR) to help them. This lawsuit seeks restitution from the dealer who failed to provide titles to reimburse the fund."


Heath Motor Sports, LLC was located at 1004 N. Memorial Drive in Lancaster, Ohio. Prior to going out of business in 2013, the Heath Motor Sports sold numerous vehicles without having titles, said DeWine.


The Attorney General’s Office reports it provided reimbursements out of the TDR Fund to seven consumers in the total amount of $42,498.91. The Attorney General’s Office seeks declaratory relief, injunctive relief, restitution to the TDR fund, and civil penalties.