September 17, 2022
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What do I get in a Lemon Law Buy Back or Vehicle Repurchase?

The main purpose of the Song Beverly Consumer Warranty Act or California Lemon Law is to leave the person or consumer as if no vehicle purchase […]
June 6, 2022
Cash and Keep Settlement Lemon Law

What is a Cash and Keep Settlement?

A cash and keep settlement in lemon law parlance is an agreement between the vehicle manufacturer and the consumer where the consumer agrees to settle certain […]
February 25, 2022
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Lemon Law Settlement and Release and Confidentiality Clause

When a consumer receives a vehicle repurchase offer from the vehicle manufacturer, the vehicle manufacturer almost always requires the consumer to sign a Settlement and Release. […]
December 2, 2021
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Lemon Law Legal Fees

How is it possible that a vehicle manufacturer will pay the consumer’s attorneys’ fees as it relates to a lemon law claim? This is a very […]
October 20, 2021
lemon law punitive damages versus civl penalty

Punitive Damages v. Civil Penalties

As it relates to California lemon laws, a civil penalty is a type of punitive damages prescribed under the Song Beverly Consumer Warranty Act. Punitive damages, […]
September 9, 2021
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Would Filing a Lemon Law Claim Negatively Affect my Credit?

We get this question a lot. The short answer to this is that merely filing a lemon law claim would not necessarily negatively affect one’s credit, […]
August 26, 2021
what is the california vehicle buyers bill of rights

What is the California Vehicle Buyer’s Bill of Rights?

The California Vehicle Buyer’s Bill of Rights (CVBBR) is a set of statutes memorialized in California’s Vehicle Code Section 11713.18-11713.21. Some parts of the CVBBR apply […]
July 3, 2021
California lemon law vehicle inspection

Lemon Law Vehicle Inspection

What is a Vehicle Inspection A vehicle inspection, also known as a vehicle surrender, as its name states, is an inspection of the consumer’s vehicle performed […]
June 10, 2021
Non-Manufacturer Items in Lemon Law

What Happens to the Expensive Alarm System I Installed in My Vehicle when the Vehicle Manufacturer Repurchases my Lemon?

We get this question frequently: what happens to the expensive rims, radio, alarm system the consumer installed to the vehicle when the vehicle manufacturer accepts to […]
May 13, 2021
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How does Vehicle Negative Equity Affect your Lemon Law Settlement?

The story may go something like this: the consumer is happy to receive a lemon law settlement from the vehicle manufacturer. The consumer looks at the […]
April 11, 2021
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Vehicle Dealership Collision Fraud

Consumers in California are generally covered by misrepresentation and fraud laws when a California dealership makes misrepresentations or omissions of fact regarding a vehicle. A consumer […]
March 15, 2021
Vehicle Mileage Offset in Lemon Law

Vehicle Mileage Offset

One of the questions that consumers ask frequently is what is a “vehicle mileage offset?”  What the Law States The vehicle mileage offset is an amount […]
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