Paul Verschuur - Court action

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25 October 2011
Court actions

A former director of car dealer Kew Motors Pty Ltd has been fined $5000 for knowingly authorising breaches of the Motor Car Traders Act 1986 and the Fair Trading Act 1999 in the sale of a car.

The Director of Consumer Affairs Victoria, Dr Claire Noone, alleged that Kew Motors’ sale of a car on consignment breached section 36 of the Motor Car Traders Act 1986. The dealer also allegedly breached section 19 of the Fair Trading Act 1999 by accepting $13,000 for the supply of a car and failing to supply it within a reasonable time.

Mr Verschuur was an officer of Kew Motors and he knowingly authorised the corporation to commit that offence. Kew Motors Pty Ltd was placed in liquidation in May.

Melbourne Magistrate’s Court fined Mr Verschuur $5000 without conviction. He was also ordered to pay $600 costs.