Local car dealer sues KRIS 6 News for libel

Posted at 4:54 PM, Sep 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-17 17:54:43-04

A local car dealership that was the focus of several KRIS 6 investigative stories has sued the news station.

Dealership owner Ronald Lillard claimed in a lawsuit filed earlier this month that those stories are false and misleading.

Last month KRIS 6 Investigates reported that dozens of people have complained about car purchases at Corpus Christi Subaru. Those customers said they bought a car and later found out they didn’t own the vehicle. Someone else did.

At the time the story aired, the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles confirmed it was investigating complaints that the dealership failed to transfer vehicle titles. That’s a violation of state law.