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Wilson Turner Kosmo Prevails in Appellate Decision Narrowing the Scope of California’s Lemon Law

7/17/2015 | Topic: Product Liability

Lemon Law Can't Shield 2nd Owner: Calif. Appeals Court

Law360, New York (July 17, 2015, 6:21 PM ET) -- A California appeals court denied a used truck owner's right to sue Ford Motor Co. under the state lemon law, saying although the truck's warranty hadn't run out, the law expressly covered only new car purchasers in a published decision on Friday.

The three-judge appeals panel said that Greg Dagher didn't have a claim under the Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, also known as the lemon law, because the act's definition of “buyer” and “seller” excluded his purchase of the truck from its original buyer. Because of...

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