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Which Automakers Get Sued the Most Under U.S. Lemon Laws?

Posted by on May 19, 2017 in Lemon Laws | Comments Off on Which Automakers Get Sued the Most Under U.S. Lemon Laws?

Consumer Law Experts, PC has released a study that compares breach of warranty cases filed in the United States between 2013 and 2016 against 13 popular automotive brands to see which automakers have faced the most lemon law claims in U.S. court.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 18, 2017
Nobody’s perfect. But just how many costly mistakes are automakers willing to let roll off the assembly line?
As it turns out, the likelihood that a given car manufacturer will lose a lemon law warranty case varies wildly from one company to another, according to a recent study performed by the Los Angeles law firm Consumer Law Experts, PC.
The attorneys searched electronic court filings nationwide to see which automakers had the most lemon law cases filed against them in 2013-2016. Consumer Law Experts compared the litigation results to the total U.S. sales for each manufacturer over the same time period. Out-of-court settlements were …
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Haupt: Politics a grandiose sales pitch

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in Lemon Laws | Comments Off on Haupt: Politics a grandiose sales pitch

“Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.”
– Oscar Ameringer
According to a recent Gallup report, Americans regard the clergy as the most honest and honorable of all professions. And this same survey lists the bottom three professions they deem least tolerant: Car salesman 9 percent, politicians 8 percent and lobbyists 7 percent. Can anyone believe that a car salesman is considered as honest and trustworthy as those running our governments?
“Could it be because you can now merchandise candidates for high office like breakfast cereal? As Adlai Stevenson said, “We gather votes like box tops?” Yes, we are now indeed selling out votes to the highest bidder like used car salesmen hock their 10 year old, high mileage junkers on the late, late show. And,
“This has become the ultimate indignity to the democratic process.”
– Adlai …
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Farmers and officials talk about marijuana laws

Posted by on May 12, 2017 in Lemon Laws | Comments Off on Farmers and officials talk about marijuana laws

Farmers and officials talk about marijuana laws

Future of local fields at stake

By Hector Gonzalez

Although a few farms and nurseries in San Luis Obispo have begun cultivating marijuana in anticipation of the legal sale of weed next year, Ventura County’s strawberry and lemon fields won’t be growing cannabis anytime soon, a local agriculture official said.
At least for now, the county’s farmers think the pot market is still too risky, according to Farm Bureau of Ventura County CEO John Krist.
“There have been no formal discussions at the Farm Bureau board level about county regulation of marijuana cultivation, or about the opportunities legalized pot might present to local growers. Nor have we been engaged with the county in developing such a framework,” Krist said in an email.

“Given the uncertainty about what sort of local regulatory structure might eventually evolve, coupled with the significant challenges …
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Problematic new car sounds like a lemon

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in Lemon Laws | Comments Off on Problematic new car sounds like a lemon

Ray Magliozzi, Car Talk

Dear Car Talk:I want to ask you about my 2016 Chevy Malibu. From the day I drove it off the lot, I’ve had all kinds of issues: lights dimming, then working fine; one speaker on the radio going out, then working fine; the Bluetooth working fine one day, then refusing to take my calls the next; the car jolting when I take off at a light or stop sign that is on a slight incline. It’s been in the shop so many times, I can’t fit the repair printouts in the glove box anymore and am now storing them in the trunk.A few months ago, they had to replace a rod (I think that’s what it was) in the brake system because it had rusted out, but they found that only after I took the car in three times, saying it was making a grinding …
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Lemon Grove Pets vs. animal advocate Lani Stacks

Posted by on Apr 25, 2017 in Lemon Laws | Comments Off on Lemon Grove Pets vs. animal advocate Lani Stacks

Complaints about Lemon Grove Pets have piled up over the years. Online reviews describe crowded cages, empty bowls, and odors. The store, which sells fish, birds, cats, rabbits and other small pets and animal supplies, has been in business since 1989.
On April 18, animal advocate Lani Stacks spoke to the Lemon Grove city council about it for the second time this month. “I just get awfully frustrated with these three minutes,” she said, comparing the slice of time for public comments to her huge concerns about the “horrible dungeon” at 7945 Broadway. So, she keeps coming back.
As she sees it, nothing ever changes.
Last June, she suggested a ban on animal sales in Lemon Grove pet stores.
Eight cities in San Diego, with a push from local animal welfare groups, have banned the retail sale of dogs and cats from commercial breeding operations. Last summer, National City, with its four pet …
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Nissan irked by confusing government policies

Posted by on Apr 22, 2017 in Lemon Laws | Comments Off on Nissan irked by confusing government policies

Double standards: Nissan has questioned “the government and bureaucratic contradiction” with various issues currently in play behind the scenes in the car industry.

Contradictory policies highlight lack of cohesive approach to the auto sector: Emery

21 April 2017

By IAN PORTER

NISSAN has highlighted the double standards inherent in the federal government’
s mix of policies, proposals and enquiries concerning the automotive sector,
one of the country’s largest service industries.Nissan Australia managing director and CEO Richard Emery told GoAuto that on
the one hand the government and its authorities are demanding more
accountability from car companies, yet on the other hand it is considering
forcing car-makers to release their service and maintenance data to all-comers.And while car-makers are facing demands for better crash safety and emissions
standards, the Turnbull government is considering allowing parallel imports of
near-new vehicles with no means of ensuring their crashworthiness or assessing
their exhaust …
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Why the maker of Nurofen should have been penalised $54 million more

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in Lemon Laws | Comments Off on Why the maker of Nurofen should have been penalised $54 million more

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When Nurofen-maker Reckitt Benckiser was found guilty of misleading consumers about its painkillers last year, the news was bittersweet.How was a $1.7 million penalty adequate for a pharmaceutical giant enjoying $15 billion in sales a year?

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Under legislative changes proposed in the Australian Consumer Law Review: Final Report, released on Wednesday, maximum financial penalties would be increased from $1.1 million to at least $10 million per breach.In this scenario, Reckitt Benckiser, which made misleading claims about “targeted” pain relief, would have been hit with a $60 million penalty.
Nurofen-maker Reckitt Benckiser was initially penalised $1.7 million. This was …
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Bigger penalties and stronger consumer refund rights proposed in Australian Consumer Law review

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in Lemon Laws | Comments Off on Bigger penalties and stronger consumer refund rights proposed in Australian Consumer Law review

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When Nurofen-maker Reckitt Benckiser was found guilty of misleading consumers about its painkillers last year, the news was bittersweet.How was a $1.7 million penalty adequate for a pharmaceutical giant enjoying $15 billion in sales a year?

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What are your consumer rights?
When are you eligible for a repair, replacement or a refund? The Australian Consumer Law gives you more rights than you might know.

Under legislative changes proposed in the Australian Consumer Law Review: Final Report, released on Wednesday, maximum financial penalties would be increased from $1.1 million to at least $10 million per breach.In this scenario, Reckitt Benckiser, which made misleading claims about “targeted” pain relief, would have been hit with a $60 million penalty.
Nurofen-maker Reckitt Benckiser was initially penalised $1.7 million. This was …
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Why the maker of Nurofen should have been penalised $54 million more

Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in Lemon Laws | Comments Off on Why the maker of Nurofen should have been penalised $54 million more

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When Nurofen-maker Reckitt Benckiser was found guilty of misleading consumers about its painkillers last year, the news was bittersweet.How was a $1.7 million penalty adequate for a pharmaceutical giant enjoying $15 billion in sales a year?

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What are your consumer rights?
When are you eligible for a repair, replacement or a refund? The Australian Consumer Law gives you more rights than you might know.

Under legislative changes proposed in the Australian Consumer Law Review: Final Report, released on Wednesday, maximum financial penalties would be increased from $1.1 million to at least $10 million per breach.In this scenario, Reckitt Benckiser, which made misleading claims about “targeted” pain relief, would have been hit with a $60 million penalty.
Nurofen-maker Reckitt Benckiser was initially penalised $1.7 million. This was …
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Hightstown HS tops Mercer County Consumer Bowl competition

Posted by on Mar 10, 2017 in Lemon Laws | Comments Off on Hightstown HS tops Mercer County Consumer Bowl competition

HAMILTON – Hightstown High School bested six other schools in the annual quiz-style Mercer County Consumer Bowl competition earlier this month.
The winning Hightstown team – students Steven Cohen, Sree Chinta, Jasman Singh, Shivan Verma, John Titicula – were coached by teacher David Teleposky in their win in the competition of knowledge of good consumer practices.
“I congratulate Hightstown High School on their success, and offer a round of applause to all the students for their desire to become more aware of the world around them,” Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes said in a statement.
Hightstown also won the Mercer County title in 2015, and this year, will go on to compete at the Central Jersey Regional Consumer Bowl in Monmouth County on April 6.
Hightstown team members, from left, Jasman Singh, Steven Cohen, Sree Chinta and Shivam Verma react after winning the 2017 Mercer County Consumer Bowl. Seated behind Sree are teammate …
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