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Lemon Law Helps with Assistive Technologies

Posted on by Sergei Lemberg

Recently, when I was browsing an article at examiner.com, I was reminded about an important Connecticut Lemon Law that’s often overlooked: Connecticut’s Assistive Technology Lemon Law. In a nutshell, if you buy or lease an assistive device, it’s covered for the length of the manufacturer’s warranty term or two years from the date of delivery […]

Wisconsin Lemon Owner Gets Huge Award from GM

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It’s no wonder that General Motors needs a bailout from the federal government. Perhaps the automaker wouldn’t be in such a financial mess if they stood by their products, fixed defects, and did the right thing by their customers. Whether or not GM learned its lesson is up for debate, but the manufacturer got more […]

Maine: Resisting the Lure of Extended Warranties

Posted on by Sergei Lemberg

The former Director of the Maine Lemon Law program, Carol Roberts, wrote an excellent piece for the Kennebec Morning Sentinel about Maine’s consumer warranty laws and the uselessness of extended warranties. She notes that Maine law provides for an implied warranty that “protects most goods and services for up to four years if the product […]

Illinois Includes Fire Department Vehicles in Lemon Law

Posted on by Sergei Lemberg

Although Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich has lately made the news for all of the wrong reasons, he did sign an expansion of the state’s lemon law that went into effect on January 1. The law now covers vehicles purchased by a fire department, fire protection district, or township fire department.

Hybrids Can Be Lemons, Too

Posted on by Sergei Lemberg

Although hybrids are technological wonders that just may eventually reduce the stranglehold that foreign oil has on the U.S., it doesn’t mean they’re exempt from defects. The Zonie Report notes that a Tucson, Arizona woman has filed a lemon law case over her 2008 Toyota Prius. Apparently, two months after she bought the car, Julie […]

Indian Automakers Held Accountable

Posted on by Sergei Lemberg

In a post last April, I took note of a decision by India’s Consumer Commission to award a lemon car owner a refund for his defective vehicle. Recently, President of the Commission, J.D. Kapoor, again ruled in favor of a lemon owner when he ordered that Tata Motors refund the money that Manoj Gadi paid […]

Document Your Car Problems: Your Lemon Law Case May Depend on It

Posted on by Sergei Lemberg

I recently read an article that served as an important reminder of one of recurrent themes of LemonJustice, namely that it’s crucial to keep records if you think you might have a lemon car, truck, SUV, motorcycle or RV. Actually, because the pattern of problems that defines a lemon is often clear only in hindsight, […]

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