Carvana is back in business in Illinois… Now. According to Automotive News, an Illinois judge has approved the company’s request to halt the latest revocation of the Illinois Secretary of State’s license for in-state car viewing permits.
This is the latest chapter in an increasingly long story between Carvana and the state of Illinois. Just a few weeks ago, we reported that Illinois revoked the company’s dealer license for the second time in just three months. It’s a move to ban the sale of new cars by the online used-car retailer in the state. Illinois said it took action because if it was discovered Carvana had not correctly transferred title to the vehicle within 20 days of the sale or the provisional registration correctly.
The state alleges that Carvana granted temporary registration permits to vehicle buyers from outside Illinois, did not use a licensed third party to transfer title, and did not process the registration through the State Department office. chief.
But now that will be gone for the time being. Last week, Carvana filed a motion for a temporary restraining order and unfair mitigation against Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White. As a result, the state is prohibited from “suspending or revoking” Carvana’s license plate and dealer license plate number. Proposal approved by Judge Bonnie Wheaton of the 19th Ci JusticeCourt rcuit.
“We sincerely appreciate the support from our Illinois customers and are pleased to continue serving them as we continue to work with (Illinois SOS) to address their concerns. and hopes to improve the title and registration system for the benefit of everyone in Illinois, a Carvana spokesperson said in a statement.
The next action on the case will be on August 31st, so get ready for another lovely chapter in this SNIP SNAP SNIP SNAP saga.