Closed Car Dealer Begins Callbacks on Title Troubles

Michael Benisch's wishes were simple.

"All we ask for is that Lawrence Marshall file the registration like they agreed to when we bought the car, pay the taxes for us -- which we already paid to them, and let us go on our way."

A Franklin father and his active duty Army daughter had been left waiting for her new car's title and registration, a wait that was much longer since the Lawrence Marshall car dealership in Hempstead got clobbered by the economy and shut its doors. The original tag expired Friday, meaning more temporary tags would have to be bought in order to keep legally driving the car.

The Benisch's story first aired on News 3 Friday night (Click here for more), a story Brazos County officials say they've been encountering with the closing of Marshall.

Saturday, the Benisch family contacted KBTX, saying dealership representatives had finally called them that afternoon. Among the profuse apologies for the late callback was a promise to take care of any outstanding issues in the near future.

The official also told Benisch the dealer would not file for bankruptcy, which of course leaves the door open for a reopening of the dealer if it's economically feasible.

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