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WHAT IS THE LEMON LAW?
California Lemon Law BasicsCalifornia’s lemon law is one of the strongest in the nation, designed to protect consumers by requiring car companies and consumer goods manufacturers and warrantors to repurchase or replace vehicles or consumer goods that suffer from warranty defects that cannot be fixed in a reasonable number of attempts. In other words, if you buy a product that is a lemon you are entitled to get your money back under the lemon law. A reasonable number of repair attempts has been interpreted by California courts to mean as few as two attempts to repair the same nonconformity under warranty.
With consumer protection in mind, California’s law was designed with an attorney fee-shifting provision requiring the car companies and warrantors to pay for the consumer’s attorney’s fees and costs if the customer prevails in a lemon lawsuit. This means that the consumer’s attorney’s fees and costs are paid for by the other side, not the consumer.
Lemon Law Aid was created to exclusively serve the needs of California consumers who bought or leased cars, RV’s, motorcycles, boats, or other consumer goods that qualify under the lemon law. Recognizing a need for diligent, qualified, and experienced counsel on the consumer side, Lemon Law Aid was created after its founder spent 13 years defending lemon lawsuits primarily for car, truck, and motorcycle companies. This means that Lemon Law Aid brings unparalleled expertise to lemon law cases, having handled thousands of lemon law cases on the defense side, dozens of which went to trial or arbitration, and hundreds of which went to mediation or some other form of alternative dispute resolution. If you think your car, RV, motorcycle, boat or consumer good might be a lemon, contact us today for a free case evaluation.
LATEST NEWS & RESOURCES
Lemon Law Aid is excited to announce that Josh Finkelstein has joined its team as an associate attorney.
Consumer groups are advocating recalling Subaru models with a stalling issue rather than providing Subaru owners with an extended warranty.
Find out what you should do to opt out of the 2017 Ford Focus and Fiesta Class Action.
Ford Motor Company has reached a settlement of a class action lawsuit pertaining to defective transmission and clutch assemblies in 2011-2016 Ford Focus and 2012-2016 Ford Fiesta vehicles.
MEET OUR CEO & FOUNDING ATTORNEY
Unparalleled experience & expertise on your side!
Joseph Kaufman is an experienced trial lawyer who focuses his practice on consumer warranty and lemon law matters.
Mr. Kaufman has more than 13 years of lemon law experience, has handled more than 3,000 lemon law cases, has been involved in more than 10 trials, has arbitrated dozens of lemon law matters, and has participated in the mediations of hundreds of matters.