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
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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
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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 […]
February 12, 2021
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What is California Military Lemon Law?

California military lemon law is a term commonly used for an exception for military service members to file a lemon law or breach of warranty claim […]
February 4, 2021
Lemon Law Negotiation

Should a Consumer Negotiate a Potential Lemon Law Claim with a Vehicle Manufacturer Directly?

Whether a consumer should negotiate with a vehicle manufacturer regarding a potential lemon law or breach of warranty claim is a matter of personal choice that […]
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