Lemon Law

GMSR secures split in authority before the California Supreme Court weighs in: Court of Appeal agrees with GMSR that manufacturers are not entitled to offsets for a car consumer’s resale of a “lemon”

The Song-Beverly Act requires car manufacturers to promptly buy back defective cars without the consumer having to sue.  Consumer advocates have long argued that manufacturers may not offset damages for amounts that plaintiffs are credited when they sell or trade in a defective car under

Judgment Reversed: The Ninth Circuit Rules That GMSR’s Clients Did Not Abandon A Favorable Jury Verdict Merely By Arguing That Post-Judgment Proceedings Were Unnecessary

GMSR’s clients, two retirees who unwittingly leased a defective car, secured favorable jury verdicts on two claims under the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act: one for breach of express warranty and another for breach of implied warranty.  Recognizing that they were not entitled to a double

Quintero v. Ford Motor Company (9th Cir. July 21, 2022, No. 20-55883) 2022 WL 2869771

GMSR’s clients, two retirees who unwittingly leased a defective car, secured favorable jury verdicts on two claims under the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act: one for breach of express warranty and another for breach of implied warranty.  Recognizing that they were not entitled to a double

Review Granted: The California Supreme Court Will Decide What Protections The Song-Beverly Act Affords To Buyers of Previously-Owned Cars Like GMSR’s Clients

Consumers purchased a two-year old car that—while still under warranty—had proven to be a lemon: The car’s engine didn’t work properly and the manufacturer couldn’t fix it.  So, the consumers sued the manufacturer under the Song-Beverly Act for a refund or a replacement.  Both the

Rodriguez v. FCA US, LLC, S274625.

#22-187 Rodriguez v. FCA US, LLC, S274625. (E073766; 77 Cal.App.5th 209; Riverside County Superior Court; RIC1807727.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal affirmed the judgment in a civil action. This case presents the following issue: Is a used vehicle that is still covered

Anderson v. Ford Motor Company (2022) 74 Cal.App.5th 946

Ford advertised its Super Duty F-250 truck as the heavyweight champion of its class, with unprecedented hauling and towing capacities.  Plaintiff saw those ads, and decided to buy one because he was planning to tow heavy loads into the mountains for extended camping trips.  But

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