Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Chinese woman's 2014 DB9 Century Skyfall Aston Martin

Bonan “Jessica” Liu smashed her new 2014 DB9 Century Skyfall Aston Martin in a December 2015 single vehicle collision. She veered off the road for unknown reasons and collided with a large rock. She carried only basic 3rd party insurance coverage.

Repairs were completed by September 2017 and Liu refused to pay. She sued for $300k in damages alleging fraud among other things. She also demanded the value of a new Aston Martin DB9. She went through 4 law firms before deciding to represent herself.
“I’m not going to pay a cent; I don’t even want the car back anymore; I want a refund (from the dealer),” Liu, who is in her 30s, told the Richmond News via email from China in 2017. “I don’t think it’s safe to drive. I just drove it for two weeks; I don’t trust the car, I don’t trust the dealer and I don’t trust the autoshop’s invoices.”
Lui's brilliant plot failed miserably in court. The court dismissed her claim and allowed a $329k counterclaim for unpaid repairs, interest, indoor storage fees and insurance.

“Ms. Liu’s claim is meritless and she has made resolution of the issue virtually impossible,” the judge wrote. “Objectively assessed, her allegations of fraud, conspiracy, fraudulent misrepresentation, or breach of fiduciary duty are without legal foundation."

The 2014 DB9 Century Skyfall Aston Martin started around $187k for the coupe and $202k for Volante convertible.