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San Diego, CA, January 27, 2023 (Law Firm Newswire) General Motors faces one lawsuit under California’s lemon law for every 78 vehicles it sells in the state, according to the California Public Interest Research Group (CALPIRG). In collaboration with the Consumers for Auto Reliability and Safety (CARS) Foundation and Frontier Group, CALPIRG examined more than 34,000 lemon lawsuits filed in California state courts between 2018 and 2021. The report reveals that some auto manufacturers face a higher number of lemon lawsuits per vehicle sold than others. According to the report, the five automakers who saw the highest number of lemon […]


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San Diego, CA, January 4, 2023 (Law Firm Newswire) Mercedes-Benz issued a recall for nearly 28,000 vehicles over fire risks associated with faulty wiring. Although Mercedes Benz wants to sell 25 percent of its cars online by 2025, the “risk of fire” recalls call into question the safety of its newer vehicles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Safety Recall Report, the following Mercedes-Benz vehicles are subject to the recall: 2021-2023 Mercedes-Benz GT43 2019-2021 Mercedes-Benz CLS53 2021-2023 Mercedes-Benz E450 Cabriolet 2021-2023 Mercedes-Benz E450 Wagon 2019-2023 Mercedes-Benz E53 Cabriolet 2019-2023 Mercedes-Benz E53 2019-2023 Mercedes-Benz GT53 2019-2023 Mercedes-Benz CLS450 […]


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San Diego, CA, December 28, 2022 (Law Firm Newswire) Upside-down information screens. Sudden losses of power while driving in heavy California traffic. Batteries responding to a full charge and catching on fire. Exploding airbags. These are just a few issues California consumers reported in 2022 under California’s lemon law. Formally known as the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, the lemon law protects those who buy or lease vehicles at retail, only to face ongoing auto troubles. Only a fraction of lemon law claims went to trial in California in 2021. But if a claim is one that has to go to […]


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San Diego, CA, December 20, 2022 (Law Firm Newswire) Tesla, General Motors, and Mercedes Benz topped the list of most popular vehicle makes in the third quarter of 2022. Yet all three companies face recalls, which may lead to disappointed consumers. Sales data and statistics from GoodCarBadCar show an overall decline in new vehicle sales throughout the United States, with domestic and foreign automakers seeing a downturn. Several automakers rallied in the third quarter to boost their numbers. These automakers, including Tesla, General Motors, and Mercedes Benz, are household names in the US. Yet even as their new vehicle sales […]


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SAN DIEGO, CA, December 14, 2022 (Law Firm Newswire) – Jeep manufacturer FCA US LLC recently agreed to a buyback settlement totaling nearly $170,000 for the owners of a Jeep with dangerous defects. In 2021, plaintiffs Maxwell and Veronica purchased a new Jeep Wrangler Unlimited for approximately $65,000. However, within two months of their purchase, the pair began experiencing a series of dangerous defects in their new vehicle. On several occasions, the transmission failed to engage, causing the engine to race without moving. When the transmission did engage, it would jump in and out of gears without warning. At times, the […]


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San Diego, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 29, 2022 – Wirtz Law APC announced today that the firm is tracking a proposed ballot initiative that would cap attorneys’ fees on lemon law claims in California, potentially restricting consumer access to proper legal representation. “The state’s consumer protection law as it currently exists is designed to allow every consumer, especially the underserved, to hire qualified attorneys to protect their rights and fight back against the big automakers,” said Richard Wirtz, founder of Wirtz Law. The initiative, The Consumer Legal Fee Protection Act, was proposed by the Civil Justice Association of California […]


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San Diego, CA (Law Firm Newswire) January 10, 2022 – Richard Wirtz, founding attorney of Wirtz Law APC, recently lent his insights about the state’s lemon law to an article run by Super Lawyers®, When Does a Car Qualify as a Lemon in California? In particular, Mr. Wirtz clarified the meaning of the term “substantial impairment” under the statute, which he referred to as a “term of art ” that means a defect must impair the safety, value, or use of a vehicle. He also elaborated on the meaning of “reasonable number of repair attempts” by saying:“There is case law […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) March 24, 2020 – California Consumer Attorneys, P.C. (“CCA”) announced today that it achieved back-to-back trial wins against two of the world’s largest automakers, Mercedes-Benz and Subaru. First, CCA attorneys, led by Brian T. Murray achieved a historic victory in the trial of Israel Gonzales, et al., v. Mercedes-Benz USA, LLC filed in the Superior Court of California, County of Los Angeles. The case was brought under the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, better known as California’s Lemon Law, and involved a 2015 Mercedes S63 AMG with an alleged unrepaired suspension defect. On February 27, […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) February 5, 2020 – California Consumer Attorneys, P.C. (“CCA”) announced today that founding partner, Michael H. Rosenstein, secured a maximum jury verdict against the auto giant FCA US LLC (“FCA”) under the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, better known as California’s Lemon Law. Rosenstein, who has more than 25 years of experience litigating cases, served as lead trial counsel for plaintiffs Richard and Rosemary Nelson. On January 17, 2020, after less than an hour of deliberation, the jury returned a verdict in favor of the plaintiffs for the maximum damages allowed under the law, which […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) December 13, 2019 – Los Angeles based lemon law firm, California Consumer Attorneys, P.C. (“CCA”) announced today that its partner, Michael H. Rosenstein, earned one of the largest California Lemon Law verdicts of the year. CCA also announced the move of its Los Angeles headquarters from Century City, California to Westwood, California. CCA is now located at 10900 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 300, Los Angeles, California 90024. CCA’s founding partner, Michael H. Rosenstein, served as lead trial counsel in the matter Newton v. BMW North America, which was tried in Los Angeles Superior Court before […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) December 4, 2019 – California Consumer Attorneys, P.C. (“CCA”), the Los Angeles-based lemon law firm, announced that its two partners, Michael Rosenstein and Sepehr Daghighian, have delivered two back-to-back trial wins on behalf of their clients against BMW North America, LLC (“BMW”). BMW is the United States distributor of BMW and Mini vehicles and was sued in both cases for violations of California’s strong consumer protection law, the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act. Trial attorney Michael Rosenstein commented on the trial victories stating, “Mike Tyson famously said, ‘everybody has a plan until they get punched […]


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Los Angeles, CA (Law Firm Newswire) October 18, 2019 – Los Angeles based California Consumer Attorneys, P.C. (“CCA”) announced today that it has brought several lemon-law lawsuits on behalf of California consumers against numerous major automakers, such as FCA US LLC, Hyundai Motor America, Mercedes-Benz USA, and others. The lawsuits were filed by CCA in the Superior Court of California for the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Tulare, Riverside, and others. CCA partner Michael H. Rosenstein, Esq. commented that, “the recent round of lawsuits filed by CCA are part of our ongoing efforts to advocate for California consumers throughout the […]


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