SAN DIEGO — A Nevada woman is suing a San Diego County Aston Martin dealer, alleging fraud, conspiracy to defraud and unfair competition.

Merida Manipoun of Clark County, Nevada, also known as Anoma Sengvixay, filed a complaint Nov. 16 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California against Lou Dibela, Chris Kelly, Linda Carr, James Cox, San Diego European Motorcars Ltd., doing business as Aston Martin of San Diego and Does 1-20, alleging they breached their duty of good faith and fair dealing.

According to the complaint, on May 7, 2016, Manipoun was harmed by the conspiratorial actions of the defendants, as she never received the Aston Martin car to which she was entitled to after winning the defendants' Dream Machine promotion at Viejas Casino in Alpine, California. The suit says she has been burdened with a fraudulent tax obligation derivative of Form 1099. 

The plaintiff alleges the defendants failed to perform its obligation to award Manipouri with the car after she rightfully won the prize.

Manipouri seeks trial by jury, direct and consequential damages, interest, exemplary damages, attorney fees, legal costs and all further relief the court deems just. She is represented by attorneys Zein E. Obagi Jr. of Obagi Law Group PC in Los Angeles, and by Maurice B. VerStandig of The VerStandig Law Firm LLC in Potomac, Maryland.

U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California case number 17-cv-02325

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