What Federal Laws Protect Consumers From Lemons?

Federal laws are enacted by the United States Congress. The federal law that deals with car sales is called the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. This represents the minimum consumer protections afforded buyers. Each state however is allowed and indeed urged to legislate additional laws to further protect the consumer in trouble. More Information: More on Products Read more…

The Reasonable Expectation Rule – Lemon Law

Consumers have a right to have their “reasonable expectations” fulfilled. For example, a new car buyer can expect the manufacturer to repair problems that are expressly mentioned in a warranty within the warranty period. It also means that consumers have a right that the product they purchase will properly function for its intended use. More Read more…

If I Have To Sue, Who Pays My Attorney Fees? Lemon Law

In many states, the manufacturer is responsible for payment of your attorney fees. This is why many manufacturers decline pursuing their counter-claims against the buyer – it’s simply too expensive to pay the attorney fees as well as other costs associated with a litigation. You might also consider taking your case to small claims but Read more…

What About Arbitration? Lemon Law

Many manufacturers’ warranties provide that any dispute must be resolved by an arbitrator rather than by a lawsuit in court. A lawyer experienced in lemon law can advise you whether a mandatory arbitration provision applies in your case or should be challenged. If you choose arbitration, the litigation process will be streamlined and you probably Read more…

Will Car Manufacturers Settle? Lemon Law

Generally, yes. Settlement is usually a wise option for the manufacturer for two reasons. First, most manufacturers prefer to settle rather then get negative publicity about their cars. Second, settling consumer disputes before extensive and protracted litigation happens is much more cost effective. The economics of settlement is usually in favor of both parties. In Read more…