Judge raises damages in lemon law suit

Eric Freedman

Automotive News | 1:00 am, April 16, 2007

A federal jury decided Bruce Tammi should collect $26,600 in damages because the 2003 Porsche 911 Turbo coupe he leased and then bought is a lemon.

But under Wisconsin’s lemon law, the jury didn’t provide the right amount of compensation — not by a long shot, according to U.S. District Judge Charles Clevert Jr., who presided over the trial.

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California test

California Lemon Law

California Civil Code Section 1793.2, 1793.22, 1794

1793.2. (a) Every manufacturer of consumer goods sold in this state and
for which the manufacturer has made an express warranty shall:

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Offset Mileage Halted for Lemons

Car owners can’t be charged, Petro says Saturday, March 05, 2005 Christopher JensenPlain Dealer Auto Editor

An Ohio Supreme Court decision last year about the state’s "lemon law" worried some consumer advocates who feared it would cost Ohioans thousands of dollars. But that won’t happen because automakers will not be allowed to charge consumers for the miles they drive lemons, Ohio Attorney General Jim Petro said Friday.

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