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Kansas City Flood / Damaged Auto Sales Investigation #249752

CBS Evening News for Friday, Nov 04, 1977
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(Studio) Effects of recent Kansas City, Missouri, flood noted.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Kansas City, Missouri) Flood damage to cars, insurance companies' declarations of most as total losses and auctions to salvage and used car dealers noted. At least one insurance company, Allstate, gave dealers open title, listing original owners, not purchaser, Allstate. Reporter describes KCMO news team's action in buying one of these cars. [Car's former owner Mrs. George LEHR - has never heard of company where she supposedly sold car. Thought she sold it to Allstate.] Investigations by Missouri and Kansas authorities in tracing vehicles and looking for possible consumer protection violations cited. [Kansas state attorney general Curt SCHNEIDER - notes possible violations.] Allstate admission of error, own investigation and offers to buy back flood-damaged cars described. [Allstate Vice President Clyde JONES - makes company apology.]
REPORTER: John Ferugi (KCMO-TV reporter)

Mudd, Roger

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