At this point, because the lender has made these mistakes and because you can prove you always had insurance as required by your loan contract
, you have grounds to sue them for breach of contract
and seek a refund or credit towards any amount you overpaid because the lender chose on their own to put insurance on your car. They cannot make you pay for insurance claiming you did not have insurance without proving you did not have insurance, which they cannot do because you have proof that you have had insurance during this whole time.
You need to start sending the lender a letter telling them they are in willful and malicious bad faith breach of your contract by making you pay for insurance that was not required because you have continually had insurance and it was their negligence in failure to verify that caused them to allegedly place insurance on the car. Tell them you demand a refund or you will sue for breach of contract in bad faith and will seek damages up to three times your losses plus attorney's fees and you will report them to the attorney general
's consumer protection
unit and the Better Business Bureau
for unfair and deceptive practices. If they refuse your demands, then you need to get a local consumer protection attorney and file suit against them for their conduct.
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