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California Supreme Court: GMSR’s consumer client is entitled to full statutory restitution under California’s lemon law—without offset

GMSR client Lisa Niedermeier gave the manufacturer of her defective Jeep Wrangler more than a dozen chances to fix the vehicle before asking the manufacturer to buy it back under California’s Lemon Law, the Song-Beverly Act.  The manufacturer refused her buy-back request, willfully violating the

Niedermeier v. FCA US LLC, S266034.

#21-50 Niedermeier v. FCA US LLC, S266034. (B293960; 56 Cal.App.5th 1052; Los Angeles County Superior Court; BC638010.) Petition for review after the Court of Appeal modified and affirmed the judgment in a civil action. This case presents the following issues: (1) Does the statutory restitution

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