Actor Antonio Sabato Jr. files suit over car repair, auto insurance check
Former soap opera star Antonio Sabato Jr. has created some legal drama with a lawsuit accusing a body repair shop in Los Angeles of forging a check from his auto insurance company.
|Actor Antonio Sabato Jr. is seeking $7,500 from an auto body shop that he alleges didn’t fix his car and forged a check from his auto insurance company.|
Sabato filed a lawsuit in small claims court in Los Angeles against Fountain Body Repair Inc. In the suit, Sabato claims his car “was never fixed” and the shop actually caused more damage to it. Furthermore, the actor alleges the body shop “forged the check given by State Farm without me knowing it.”
Sabato claims the body shop owes him $7,500.
The suit, which was filed March 15, 2011, was first reported by RadarOnline.com. The case is scheduled to go to trial in April 2011.
Sabato is far from alone in complaining about the repair of a car. Auto repairs appeared at the top of a list of consumer complaints released in 2010 by the Consumer Federation of America.
The Coalition Against Insurance Fraud notes that most body shops “are honest and professional, but some will try to defraud you and your insurance company.”
Fountain Body Repair has not been found guilty of any wrongdoing in the Sabato case.
Among Sabato’s TV acting credits are “Melrose Place,” “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “General Hospital.” He is a former Calvin Klein model.