The complaint alleges that Mercedes-Benz of Chicago discriminated against Mark Paul Acesor (Filipino) on the basis of national origin, disability, and sexual orientation by inflating costs, providing misleading information, and ultimately refusing to provide repair service to Mr. Acesor's Mercedes convertible even though the repairs were fully covered by Mr. Acesor's insurance policy.
Daniel Sullivan diverted time and resources to investigate this matter and provide advocacy services on Mr. Acesor's behalf during negotiations with Mercedes-Benz of Chicago regarding the refused repairs. The complaint also alleges that Mercedes-Benz retaliated against Mr. Acesor in response to Mr. Sullivan's statements via email to the company that referenced the need to protect Mr. Acesor's civil and consumer rights.
According to the complaint, Mercedes-Benz of Chicago continues to refuse any business service to Mr. Acesor in direct retaliation to Mr. Acesor's efforts to protect and enjoy his civil and consumer rights. Mr. Sullivan and Mr. Acesor will seek compensatory damages and injunctive relief to protect other similarly situated persons from discrimination.