lemon law


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lemon law

n. statutes adopted in some states to make it easier for a buyer of a new vehicle to sue for damages or replacement if the dealer or manufacturer cannot make it run properly after a reasonable number of attempts to fix the car. Without a "lemon law" auto makers have often demanded the buyer come back a dozen times and give up use of the car for lengthy periods while they test it, claiming they are "still trying" to make it run right.

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The State Of Florida, Department Of Legal Affairs, Office Of The Attorney General (Agency), Has Issued This Invitation To Bid (Itb) To Obtain Competitive Pricing For The Printing Of The consumer Guide To The Florida Lemon Law (Guide), As Specified In The Scope Of Work, Section 5.
As in most states with lemon laws in place, car shoppers are still easy targets for fraud, said Hallen Rosner, founder of the Auto Fraud Legal Center.
Similar to the implementation of a lemon law, the Treasury created the $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) in an effort to stabilize financial markets.
In 1982, Connecticut was the first state to pass a lemon law, amending it in 1984.
Florida's lemon law not only defines a warranty as either written or simply an "affirmation of fact or promise," she continued, but it also says that "a sale is unnecessary to trigger the protections of the lemon law under a written warranty.
La Texas Lemon Law protege al consumidor si ha tenido el mismo problema con el vehiculo y si fue comprado o rentado de una compania licenciada de Texas.
California's lemon law provides that if a manufacturer or its representative in this state fails to repair a new vehicle to conform to any express warranty after a reasonable number of attempts, the manufacturer must replace the vehicle or pay restitution.
Do what you have to do to invoke the lemon law, such as send certified letters to the manufacturer," says Clarence Ditlow, executive director of the Center for Auto Safety and co-author of The Lernorz Book: Auto Bights (Moyer Bell Ltd.
Solution: Enact a House Lemon Law that holds builders responsible for their mistakes and ensures that middle-class families don't spend $300,000 to live in the equivalent of a Pinto.
Soldiers should consult their local legal-assistance attorneys to determine the specifics of their own state laws, but the Virginia law serves as an insight to the Lemon Law remedy.
Trent Lott, for his part, pushed through the "auto salvage bill," which should go by the name of the Lott Lemon Law because it allows car dealers to rebuild and sell wrecked cars without telling consumers.
The Lemon Law no longer applies just to cars, vans and trucks