Last month we had UK “dog law”, so I thought we could balance it out by crossing the Atlantic Ocean and look at the “lemon law” website of what would appear to be a legal advocate for the Californian citrus industry.
But if you were to know that so-called lemon laws in the U.S. relate to defective products (originally automobiles cf. German Montagsauto ), then perhaps the website makes a bit more sense:
For more than 15 years, lawyer Elizabeth Agmon Gayle has been one of California’s premier Lemon Law legal advocates. As a highly experienced California lemon law attorney and former counsel for a major auto manufacturer, Ms. Gayle has extensive knowledge of both sides of the California Lemon Law. As a client-focused attorney, she has seen countless cases to successful conclusion for many consumers, both those owning or leasing high-end foreign cars and those with moderately priced domestic vehicles.
Ms. Gayle works directly with consumers to dispute cases with both auto manufacturers and dealerships.
What is The Lemon Law?
Lemon Law is the common term used to describe a body of consumer protection laws in California outlined in the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act. It got its nickname because people have traditionally referred to troublesome vehicles as “lemons.”
The Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act requires the manufacturer of a new or used vehicle sold or leased with a manufacturer’s written warranty to buy back or replace a vehicle that hasn’t been repaired within a reasonable number of repair attempts. The California Lemon Law covers various vehicle types, including cars, trucks, vans, SUVs, motorcycles, motor homes as well as boats.