lemon law


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lemon law

A law requiring an automobile manufacturer or dealer to replace, repair, or refund the cost of an automobile that proves to be defective after purchase. The automotive company will be shelling out millions of dollars in refunds for faulty ignition switches because congress passed much tighter lemon laws this summer.
See also: law, lemon
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As in most states with lemon laws in place, car shoppers are still easy targets for fraud, said Hallen Rosner, founder of the Auto Fraud Legal Center.
Many state governments have "lemon laws," which provide consumers with a money back guarantee if their used car turns out to be a lemon.
In 1982, Connecticut was the first state to pass a lemon law, amending it in 1984.
The court found that Cerasani met the "Category Three" definition because she was entitled "under applicable state law"--in this case, Florida's Motor Vehicle Warranty Enforcement Act (the state's so-called lemon law)--to enforce the car's warranty.
Lemon law information and resources for all 50 states
Following the lead of states like Connecticut, which enacted the first so-called "Lemon Law" in 1982, Virginia enacted its own law to provide consumer relief from possible abuses by the auto industry.
Trent Lott, for his part, pushed through the "auto salvage bill," which should go by the name of the Lott Lemon Law because it allows car dealers to rebuild and sell wrecked cars without telling consumers.
The Lemon Law no longer applies just to cars, vans and trucks!
His Beverly Hills law office focuses in the areas of consumer litigation, including fair debt collection, employment matters, lemon law, fair credit reporting and personal injury litigation.
He noted that not many Filipinos know, for instance, that there is a Lemon Law, which aims to protect new car owners from being stuck with a vehicle with factory defects.
A car owner and the distributor or dealer of a defective motor vehicle are given an opportunity for a final or fifth repair attempt before the availment of Lemon Law Right, according to the draft implementing rules and regulations of the Philippine Lemon Law or Republic Act No.
Ribeiro's lawyer, Carlos Sousa, said his client addressed the customer's complaint as allowed under the state Lemon Law by sending the car to be fixed by a manufacturer's dealer.
Winnebago Industries, Inc., Daimler Trucks North America, LLC, and The RV Corral, Inc.: Plaintiffs allege unlawful trade practices, violation of Lemon Law, Consumer Warranty Act.
Celebrating its 20-year anniversary, Florida's Lemon Law Arbitration Program has surpassed the $376 million mark in refunds and replacements for consumers who bought incessantly defective new vehicles.
The original owner had taken the car to the dealer several times for transmission repairs and eventually demanded that Ford buy back the car under California's "lemon law."