Carvana wins temporary injunction against Illinois, can resume business in state for now

An Illinois judge on Friday granted the Carvana company’s request to block the latest revocation of the Illinois secretary of state’s license to sell vehicles in the state.

The development comes days after the regulatory agency again suspended Carvana’s dealer license, aimed at restricting new sales by the online used vehicle retailer. The agency at the time said it took action because it found that the company was not transferring vehicle titles or issuing provisional registrations within 20 days of the sale.

But Carvana filed a motion for a temporary restraining order and injunctive relief against Secretary of State Jesse White last week, according to court records. It was eventually granted by Judge Bonnie Wheaton of the 18th Judicial Circuit Court in DuPage County.

Per Wheaton’s order, the agency is prohibited from “suspending or revoking” Carvana’s authorization and certificates of dealer plates.

“We sincerely appreciate the support from our Illinois customers and are excited to continue working with (Illinois SOS) to address their concerns and hopefully benefit everyone in Illinois.” will improve the title and registration system for whoever buys the car,” a Carvana spokesperson said in a statement.

The Illinois Secretary of State’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

As per court records, the next action on the matter will take place on August 30.

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