In Wisconsin, consumers who purchase a defective new vehicle are protected by the state’s Lemon Law. Now, state lawmakers are seeking to change the law, by reducing damage awards and giving manufacturers more time to resolve Lemon Law claims. Currently, the Lemon Law provides double damages if a manufacturer does not either provide a refund or a replacement vehicle. The proposed changes to the Lemon Law would eliminate double damage awards and give manufacturers 45 days to resolve a claim. In addition, the proposed changes would permit consumers and manufacturers to reach negotiated settlements as alternatives to refunds or replacement vehicles. Read more about the proposed changes to the Lemon Law in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel here.
The Wisconsin products liability lawyers of Samster, Konkel & Safran, S.C. have helped many clients injured by defective products. If you or someone you love has been injured by an allegedly defective product, contact us to discuss your legal remedies.