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Thursday, 15 April 2010 18:42

El Paso Body Shop Target Of Attorney General Law Suit

An east El Paso body shop is facing serious allegations of lying to customers, according to a lawsuit filed by the Texas state attorney general and the El Paso County Attorney’s Office.

The suit alleges Jacob’s Body Shop, previously known as Gemini’s Body Shop, and its owner Veronica Quiroz took money for repairs promising new parts had been installed. According to the suit, subsequent inspections revealed that on various occasions the parts actually were used and second-hand.“If you're driving with parts that already have 200,000 miles on them or have been used extensively, sure, it could be a safety issues," said Ralph Girvin, an assistant El Paso county attorney.In at least one case, an inspection revealed the car in question was not deemed unsafe to drive. The suit is requesting up to $20,000 per incident from Quiroz.

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