Lemon Law King Sues Tesla In Wisconsin Circuit Court
Wisconsin lawyer and self-proclaimed “Lemon Law King” Vince Megna has filed a lawsuit in Milwaukee County Circuit Court against Tesla under the state’s lemon law.
Green Bay Press Gazette reports the lawsuit, filed on behalf of Robert Montgomery of Franklin, Wisc., takes the automaker to task for failing to refund Montgomery’s $99,515 after his 2013 Model S Performance was in the shop for various issues — including failure to start and inoperable door handles — for over 30 days; Wisconsin’s law requires manufacturers to either replace a defective product under warranty after four attempts in one year to fix a defect, or to refund the affected customer. The refund request was made in November 2013.
Megna told the newspaper that under the lemon law then-in affect when Montgomery purchased his Tesla, his client could receive double damages should the court side in their favor. The lawyer also posted a video on YouTube outlining the case and subsequent filing, with a cameo from a cardboard cutout of famed Tesla owner George Clooney.
Mypoint02 on Apr 09, 2014
I lived in Wisconsin until last summer. Megna is well known. He even ran to be a justice on the Wisconsin Supreme Court (fortunately, he lost in the primary). The lemon law was recently scaled back to make it less generous. Of course, Megna did not approve... http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/206116971.html
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