A company that once used to provide vacation rentals for Florida is now in hot water after a lawsuit alleges the company “violated the law” by using the term “car rental” instead of “rental car.”
A Florida man named John McNeil filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Car Rental Shrevepport, alleging the company’s website and Facebook pages used the word “rentale” to describe rental cars.
The complaint alleges that the company and McNeil “used the word ‘car rental’ to describe vehicles they leased.”
McNeil alleges in the complaint that he received a call from a Car Rentals employee telling him that the word had been used to describe a rental car that had been purchased in the state.
McNeil said he immediately called the company to inquire about the incident and was told it was not an official Car Rents operation.
The lawsuit alleges that McNeil was not allowed to contact the company for two months.
Car R Rentals denied McNeil’s claims in a statement released Wednesday:The company, which was founded in 2006 and has offices in Fort Lauderdale, was created as a way to allow consumers to “get out of their car and enjoy a vacation in the Sunshine State.”
The company also provided “preferred car rental rates” for customers who did not purchase a car, according to the statement.
The company said it was “actively looking into this matter.”